Donkervoort’s exotic D8 GTO has long been made largely from carbon fiber. This time around, though, they’re showcasing carbon fiber even more prominently with the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition, a cosmetic-focused special edition that endows the car with a dark, mysterious presence that won’t be too out of place in the garage of Gotham’s most famous crime fighter (probably, even right next to his Stealth-X Sled).
Not only did they use the high-strength and lightweight material for the vehicle’s body panels, it made its way to nearly every nook and cranny of the car. From the nose to the diffuser to the seats to the dashboard to the ignition cylinder housing, nearly all exterior and interior elements are decked in visible carbon fiber material. Each of those carbon fiber panels receive a unique UV coating in either matte or gloss finish (or a color accent of the owner’s choosing), before being carefully hand-laid to line everything up just right.
Under the hood, the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition remains the same as the automaker’s previous release, housing a longitudinally-mounted 2.5-liter Audi R5 TFSI engine. Still available in Touring and Performance versions, the vehicle comes with either 340- or 380-horsepower, which posts 0 to 60 times of 3.3 and 2.8 seconds, respectively. Both flavors feature the company’s reworked chassis, ARC shock absorbers, and the old school spirit of any car that’s barren of most modern electronic systems, including power steering, ABS, and ESC.