And it looks absolutely wild.
When one thinks of the most customizable cars in the world, the likes of bespoke Rolls-Royce models like the Phantom spring to mind, and you can throw Bentley in there as well. But Dutch automaker Donkervoort is taking custom car design to another level with its D8 GTO Individual Series. This is to be the last road-going version of the D8 GTO and that's why Donkervoort has raised outputs to 435 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty in a car that weighs around 1,500 pounds. It also looks like nothing else on the road, but this extreme sports car's primary selling point is that the customer can customize it in virtually any way that they want.
Customers can choose between comfort-oriented seats with heating or full carbon race seats, with colors and materials of the individual's choosing. Outside, everything from triple-layer paint to a colored clear coat to a body without any paint at all can be specified. Mechanically, customers can choose from several chassis setups, lighter batteries, a faster steering rack, or a six-speed sequential gearbox.
"Let's face it," said Managing Director Denis Donkervoort. "Anybody who drives a Donkervoort has a strong individual streak already, so we have evolved a model that gives them almost totally free control. We feel it's time to let people decide for themselves exactly how much pace, comfort, design, and style they need."
The D8 GTO Individual Series uses a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine from Audi. The company teamed up with ABT Sportsline to squeeze even more power from the five-pot engine. Its specific power output is now 167 hp/liter, and the car can now lap the 4.352-mile Belgian Grand Prix circuit 1.4 seconds quicker than the JD70 that was revealed last year.
What can you expect to pay for what may be the world's most customizable sports car? The base price is €162,900, which is the equivalent of around $192,600. But with the many options available, that number can surely be dramatically inflated.