Dutch sportscar legend, Joop Donkervoort, has commemorated his 70thbirthday this week with his eponymous Donkervoort Automobielen announcing the new JD70 supercar.

Powered by an optimised version of the crushingly strong Audi Sport 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged motor, the JD70 will weigh less than 700kg and will be suitable for both road and track.

Performance figures for the JD70, which will start from €163, 636.36, will be released closer to its planned spring, 2020 reveal. Only seventy JD70s will be built – one for each year of Joop’s life (so far!).

Donkervoort tasked his team to develop the innovative JD70 at their Lelystad headquarters and it builds on Joop’s commitment to raw driving skill.The JD70 is an evolution of the existing D8 GTO family, which took Donkervoort into a new stratosphere of supercar-killing performance and has spawned specialised race and trackday versions as well as more comfortable touring editions.

Like the D8 GTO, the JD70 will weigh less than 700kg through Donkervoort’s lightweight EX-CORE® carbon-fibre technology, adjudged so clever it earned the company a European Union innovation grant.

EX-CORE® will not only make the JD70 very light, but immensely strong and fully compliant with the European Community’s Small Series type approval crash regulations. It’s also clean enough to comfortably pass the EU6D-temp emissions rules.

Deliveries of the JD70 will run across 2020 and 2021 and the new supercar can be pre-ordered from Donkervoort NOW.

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