2017 Donkervoort D8 GTO RS Bare Naked Carbon Edition

Just 15 of these outrageous machines are set for production.  Donkervoort sold out the initial run of D8 RS models in record time.  This makes sense: the machine offers a sensory hypercar experience unlike any other. Imagine the ultra-low and precise drive position of a Morgan.  The rigidity of a Pagani and the thrust like a McLaren. You land somewhere close to the D8 GTO RS. Power comes from a tuned 2.5-liter Audi five-cylinder making about 450HP.  With a curb weight of just 1600 pounds and massive traction from the wide back rubber, the GTO RS sprints to 60-mph in just 2.7 seconds. The Bare Naked Carbon edition is nicely on-trend with its tinted weave in candy gloss topcoat.  Pricing is remarkably reasonable at around $240k and shipping is global! 2017 Donkervoort D8 GTO RS Bare Naked Carbon Edition PRESS RELEASE │ Donkervoort delivers first D8 GTO RS Bare Naked …

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1985 ROUSH Protofab Ford Mustang GTO – Animated Technical Illustrations

Technical Illustrator Roy Scorer is back with another detailed look below the skin of an iconic racecar! This time we’re looking at the 1985 ROUSH Protofab race team’s Mustang GTO.  This is really a classic silhouette racer with very little chassis similarity to the road cars.  But a similar shouty V8, fettled by some of Dearborn’s finest tuners, as was available to Fox-body 5.0 lovers! Here is a reference photo of this mean race prototype in real life to set the tone..  The let’s peel back those clothes! Check out Roy’s other work at his author link above or new website here. 1985 ROUSH Protofab Ford Mustang GTO You May Also Like:2015 ROUSH Mustang Supercharger Kit Delivers 600+ Horsepower – Available From Ford Stores! The latest Mustang custom kit is here from Roush in the form of a mean Mustang supercharger kit! Sold through Ford dealerships as well as directly from …

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RM Arizona 2016 Preview – 2011 Ferrari 599GTO

Estimate for this beaut!?  At least $800k. RM Arizona 2016 Preview – 2011 Ferrari 599GTO You May Also Like:RM Arizona 2016 Preview – 2011 Ferrari 599SA Aperta Auction total here will likely crest $1.5-million. RM Arizona 2016 Preview – 2011 Ferrari 599SA ApertaRM Arizona 2015 Preview – 2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione This FXX Evo needs no intro. Fantastic. The one downside of buying this car will be the temptation to drive it on the roads in the USA, where it is not street-legal until 2030. A possible single-type exception might be possible depending on the state where you reside — but this one is likely to head overseas, where rules tend to be more flexible. 2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione    2005 Ferrari FXX Evo RM Auctions Arizona 15 – 16 January 2015 Lot 253 2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione $1,600,000 – $1,900,000   860 bhp, 6,262 cc rear-mounted longitudinal 65-degree V-12…1962 …

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Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello – World Debuts of F12 TdF Special, 488 GTE + FXX K Sightings

Ferrari just wrapped up its weeklong extravaganza for the World Finals of the Ferrari Challenge one-make race series  — and crowned the huge week by debuting the new F12TdF in front of the packed crowd of 50,000-plus tifosi at Mugello circuit. The new F12 Tour de France special model wears new aero, extra power and track-optimized handling settings. This makes running around the ultra-quick circuit with 599XXs, FXX K’s and even F1 cars a natural habit for the limited-run 2016 model — despite the F12 TdF being street-legal worldwide. In real-life photos, the F12TdF is quite striking, with design elements unseen so far elsewhere in the Ferrari range, plus a style with flowing lines and sliced alloy ventwork that recalls all-time heroes like the 1956 250 GTB. Ferrari also debuted the next-gen racing 488 GTB, with GT3/Ferrari Challenge and WEC GTE variants unsheathed for the first time.  The GTE car …

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2016 Ferrari F12tdf Goes Hardcore – 220-MPH GTO Brings Power Bumps + Double F12’s Aero Efficiency

  What happens when you pour FXX learnings back into the Ferrari supercar stable? You get a bump of 40 ponies from the V12 in front, a slick new DCT with quicker shifts and a shorter final drive ratio, plus aero upgrades all around to suck the ultimate GT car down deeper into grippy tarmac. The latest Ferrari special edition is a salute to the Tour de France, hence its name, the F12 TdF. Offering a far more extreme road-going experience, the F12tdf is designed to bring track-ready thrills — but also road legality on the way there and back. The aero tweaks for the F12tdf are clearly the most striking element of the visual makeover: an all-new nose with a deep chin spoiler and sill spats sets a racy tone right from the start. A new hood with unique vents and ducts makes the most of the floating front …

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2.6s 2016 Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition Cuts 200Lbs from Chop-Top Track Rocket

Imagine a supercar with the fundamental proportions and track manners of a Lotus Seven, but thoroughly updated in every way except altering that wild wheelbase. Yes, keep the twin bucket seats virtually atop the back axle, and keep the mid-mounted engine behind the front axle as far as possible. But swap the floppy frame rails for a lightwieght and super strong chromoly racing frame. And lose those steel panels and retro lighting completely. While we’re at it, add a 380-hp Audi 2.5-liter turbo Ur-Quattro engine descendent. A full exterior redesign and gangster stance thanks to a big jump in width and cut in overall windshield header height. The result is a car with the squirmy, pivoty and wildly drifty manners of a classic track car. But on throttle, the speed and 2.8-second 100-kph sprint time of the best current supercars. So learn this name. It is easier to fathom than …

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Racing Hero – 1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO Is a Rear-Drive Boost-Monster

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There is something about this purpose-built Celica racecar that feels like the best of all worlds: rear-drive with a rear-mounted transaxle, a 2.0-liter Toyota “T” turbo engine detuned from 600HP to 450HP, and a grip setup to shame any other race series. This beautiful carbon-skinned racecar is hiding tires wider than a NASCAR racer, yet is as low as any modern hypercar. We just love its relative simplicity versus the tech-overloaded racecars of today. One purpose: be faster than anything else ever made… but only with the right driver aboard. This car earned $242,000 when sold in 2014. 1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO RM Auctions Arizona 16-17 January 2014 Lot 43 1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO To be auctioned on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Without Reserve Sold for $242,000 Chassis no. 86T-002 Est. 450 bhp, 2,090 cc turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc …

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Amelia Island 2015 – 1983 Lancia 037 Group B Rally Hero

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The Lancia 037 is a rare standout among the four all-star Lancia rally cars reunited for the Amelia Island 2015 Concours. Rare because unlike the others, this machine ditches almost all sense of road-car in favor of an extreme supercar package. In proportions and width, this mid-engine, rear-drive turbo monster is what happened when the Lancia and Abarth racing teams start from a blank sheet of paper — engineering an all-star from the ground up. As one of the first cars anywhere to use carbon-fiber composites, the “zero-three-seven” was named after is project code in the Abarth speed labs. The truly experimental nature of the project was a perfect fit for the no-limits rulebook of Group B rallying. Within the rally and Italian exotic community, the 037 had an outsize impact on supercar manufacturing and engineering. It is fair to say that the Ferrari 288GTO was from the same breed …

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RM Auctions Villa Erba Preview – 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

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The 288 GTO is a very special, and very important Ferrari. Inspiring the new 488 GTB name for the latest turbo V8 engine, the 288 GTO was easily the highest-performance hypercar of the 1980s. Until…. the F40 of 1987. The F40 completely shaded the 288 GTO’s accomplishments via a simple restyle over largely carry-over engineering from the 288 GTO. Originally envisioned for the Group B racing series known for its ‘no rules’ attitude toward max power outputs, the 288 GTO is definitely a legend for those in the know. Hopefully the cognoscenti are in attendence of the Villa Erba RM Auction this Spring, and fingers crossed that the Euro is worth a bit more by then. Why? Current European buyers are finding their money able to buy about 20-percent less than ever before.   1985 Ferrari 288 GTO RM Auctions Villa Erba 23 May 2015 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Chassis …

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