We love Dutch crazy car maker Donkervoort here at Jalopnik, and their latest limited edition might just be their most delightfully absurd vehicle yet. Start getting mildly scared.
The Donkervoort story in short: guy loves the Lotus 7, soon realizes the Lotus 7 has reached its limits, so he designs a better one on his own in Holland and now it has ten times more power than what the Lotus started out with in 1957.
The base D8 GTO is already a full on carbon fiber machine with a five-cylinder Audi TFSI producing 380 horsepower. The Bilster Berg Edition (limited to 14 units) was launched to celebrate it breaking the lap record for street-legal production cars at the Bilster Berg circuit in Germany.
The resulting car comes with a black carbon grill to make it look even hungrier than before. The engine got a new lightened flywheel for better response and a race clutch. Intrax made special shocks for it, which are accompanied by beefier spring settings. To turn that into pure mechanical grip, an extra roll cage was built into the chassis as well as an anti-roll bar at the rear, while the tires are semi-slicks from Hankook.
For your 194,000 Euros ($231,000), the Bilster Berg Edition also has a data logging display, with LCD and GPS integrated into the dashboard. Somehow it's 22 pounds (10 kilos) lighter than a standard D8 GTO thanks mostly to the carbon buckets and the ultra-light leathers in the cockpit.
All that sounds like an insurance risk to me, so clearly, I'll need at least three.