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    New addition: DONKERVOORT

    Got fed up with using my dd 997.2 on the track. Bringing the baby to daycare with squealing brakes and worn tires after a trackday made me start searching for a more trackable car. The Porsche can enjoy his track life retirement with hauling babies and grocery shopping from now on. No more racing number stickers on its doors.

    This one will take up that role:

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    It's a Donkervoort GT, one of only 15 build. 1.8T Audi engine, 270bhp, 680kg, adjustable suspension and brake balance, shod with R888 Toyo's.

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    It's a tiny car (smaller than a Boxter), dominated by that screaming turbo four pot. No nannies whatsoever, no power steering, no power brakes, no radio, AC or wind down windows. Only a digital laptimer and a heavy clutch.

    So not really ideal for city driving but perfect for driving down to Spa, scare myself and others and returning home before dinner. Smiley

     


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    Nice addition. Always had a penchant for Joop's cars.

    Promised myself one when I 'park' the motorbikes. Keep us informed about impressions.

    (cool to have Dennis in one of the pictures)

     


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    Will do! Friend of mine bought a GTO and I ended up in a Donkervoort trackday with the Porsche. Was immediatly sold on the friendly familial atmosphere before I even drove their cars.

    On those days it's also pretty cool to be able to chat with the guys (and girls) who designed and built your car. kiss


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    Very cool car. Congratulations . But I also a scary box indecision


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    Very cool indeed, should feel at home at the track kisswink


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    Must be a blast with 680kg dry weight! 


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    Awesome! kiss


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    Re: New addition: DONKERVOORT

    Nice, congratulations Spudgun! Looking forward to hearing driving impressions!
     


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    Very cool car! What made you go for one of these rather than a Caterham? 


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    Dunno, never had that Caterham vibe...These Donkervoorts are pure quality though, the carbon and different components, very impressive workmanship. I also like the roof on this GT, never cared for open tops on special cars. Had one on my Morgan Aero 8 and never drove with top down. The line between looking cool and looking like a dumbass sitting in traffic is very fine with these specialist cars.


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    spudgun:

    Dunno, never had that Caterham vibe...These Donkervoorts are pure quality though, the carbon and different components, very impressive workmanship. I also like the roof on this GT, never cared for open tops on special cars. Had one on my Morgan Aero 8 and never drove with top down. The line between looking cool and looking like a dumbass sitting in traffic is very fine with these specialist cars.

    Looks great - IMO these are where Caterham should have gone with their designs; too faithful to the Chapman history and therefore so limited in the niche they serve.  


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    So cool, fun track toy! 


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    Great addition, congrats! kiss


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    Nice...Smiley Smiley Congratulations, can't wait to see more pictures. Smiley

    Not sure if this is the right track tool but it will definitely be a scary one (so maybe more fun than the 911?). Smiley


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    Re: New addition: DONKERVOORT

    Still a lot to learn and adapt but the car had its first outing on track and left me angel

    Brakes are incredible, no power assistance but you can stop on a post stamp when they are warm. You can out brake almost everyone. The light weight pays off big time in the braking zone.

    Engine is brutal, that big turbo has no problem to catapult the car along the straits. It likes to eat fuel though + the small tank means lots of trips to the fuel pump.

    Cornering limit yet to discover but very very high. The lower suspension setting for track use does wonders, looking forward to drive this car on slicks.

    Downsides: It gets hot inside - the car is so low other drivers might not see you when your passing them in the brake zone, which happens a lot - the fiddling with the suspension and brake balance can be a *** but that's probably a matter of getting used to. No simple PASM buttons on this car.

    I have a steep learning curve ahead of me but that just makes track days more fun. kiss

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    Sounds great!!! kiss


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    Re: New addition: DONKERVOORT

    Now Bluelines no longer has the fastest car on RT...


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    angry

    Naaah!

    indecision


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    olli:

    Now Bluelines no longer has the fastest car on RT...

    You do realise that Donkervoort isn't white?  SmileySmiley


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    That would make it even faster


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    Very cool Spudgun! Immediately on track after delivery, impressive! You have an idea what laptimes it serves up?


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    Re: New addition: DONKERVOORT

    A dream car. Congratulations 


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    Porker:

    Very cool Spudgun! Immediately on track after delivery, impressive! You have an idea what laptimes it serves up?

    Didn't use it's onboard Stack lap timing system yet, will keep that for later. Had to lift on the throttle anyway due to the strict db limits at Zolder.

    We were lapping between 1:55 & 1:60 on semi slicks on a very conservative pace. Not too shabby for a first encounter.

    Next up is Spa, will be interesting to see how it holds up there with the longer straits. 

    Thanks for the compliments, guys. I'll keep writing updates along the way Smiley


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    spudgun:
    Thanks for the compliments, guys. I'll keep writing updates along the way Smiley

    Keep us posted... Smiley


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    Re: New addition: DONKERVOORT

    Great looking beast very raw and pure in all aspect, congrats Smiley and 680Kg is just SmileySmileySmiley 


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