• Dec 28th 2010 at 2:32PM
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Donkervoort showed off a bit of a holiday surprise in the form of a company Christmas card that gave the world a hint as to what the automaker has planned for the new year. Behold: the first look at the D8 GTO. Using a carbon fiber and steel composite chassis, the company's next take on open-wheeled goodness is expected to be a good bit larger than the current iteration. While Donkervort hasn't made any clear distinctions as to what exactly will show up under the hood, early reports suggest the beast could possibly rock the same 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder mill from the mighty Audi TT-RS. If true, that means that the G8 GTO could pack upwards of 340 horsepower.

According to AutoWeek.nl and our Google translator, Donkervoort plans to show off a prototype early in 2011. If we were the betting type, we'd lay a fiver on the car showing up at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

[Source: Auto Week]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      "If true, that means that the G8 GTO could pack upwards of 340 horsepower."

      a G8 GTO would be quite exciting. haha.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope it comes with the 2.5 Inline-5T of the TT-RS! It would be awesome. More power and better sound then the 1.8 Inline-4T!
      • 4 Years Ago
      5 cyls caused strange vibes in my posterior when I tested the GMC Acadia & a VW.
      whyfive in the first place?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Someone's lying...

        The only engine that comes with the Acadia is a 3.6L VVT-i V6. The GMC Denali/Chevy Trailblazer were the only GM SUVs to come with an I5.

        And you're comparing 2 engines that have no relation to the engine in the TT-RS. The TT-RS's engine was specifically developed for that car. If I remember correctly, it's based on the construction of the old 5.0L Lamborghini V10, hence the sound it makes.

        They're also using a 5-cylinder because it's keeping to Audi's history with the famous Quattro and other iconic Audis after that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The GMC Denali/Chevy Trailblazer were the only GM SUVs to come with an I5." Nope...they used the inline 6 only, the Colorado and H3 were the one's that use the inline 5.
        • 4 Years Ago
        any 6 is still smoother than a 5 , because of the basics laws of physics. When you young gentlemen get to be my age, you won,t remember exactly how each engine was badged
        either. When I started in the trade there were still a few Ts ,A s Ks & a pierce arrow or two running around the streets of wartime Miami.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ahh.....GMC Acadia has a V6 not a 5 cylinder.
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