“The changes we made were all considered during the JD70 development program,” Donkervoort Managing Director Denis Donkervoort explained.
“We made the JD70 R much faster on every racing circuit than the JD70, so naturally we also concentrated on crash safety as a priority.
“It has race ABS, a fire bomb extinguisher, greater fire protection for the fuel tank, a standard six-point harness and full race seats.”
“For every jump in speed with the JD70 R, we added exponentially to its crash protection.”
The JD70 R has been designed, engineered and developed to be driven flat out for hours on end, then refueled and sent back out on the track for more.
It has also been designed to give real-time data back to the garage, where Donkervoort’s support team can tune the car for each circuit and help the JD70 R’s drivers reach their full potential.
Donkervoort recalculated every single nut and bolt of the JD70 R when it was developed alongside the road-going JD70 supercar.
Though visually similar, the JD70 R is faster, angrier and safer than its road-going sibling, and it offers an unprecedented level of adjustability for its chassis and suspension.
There are major changes to the gearbox, the brakes, the steering, the safety package and the tyres to create a car five full seconds faster than the JD70 around the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit. It’s even a full three seconds faster than the 1100 horsepower, 2000Nm Koenigsegg Regera.
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It’s not just fast, though. It is available with full trackside support, from transport to catering and from spare parts, tyres and mechanical assistance to driver coaching, from Donkervoort itself.
Every driver can feel like part of the select few in the Donkervoort racing family, which is an even tighter, more exclusive part of the extended Donkervoort owners’ family.
Donkervoort concentrated on the suspension, crash safety, braking and steering of the JD70 R, creating a car that ramps up the driver engagement as well as the lap speed.
From €198,000, before tax, the JD70 R is the most exclusive, lowest maintenance and best-supported way to go hypercar hunting on the world’s racetracks.
One of the keys to driver confidence on any racetrack is how the car stops and in the Donkervoort JD70 R’s case, Donkervoort has taken care of that.