Donkervoort Automobielen has taken the clothes off its D8 GTO-JD70 with the long-planned Bare Naked Carbon Edition (BNCE). Available with either clear or coloured lacquer, the Bare Naked Carbon Edition gives the JD70 a stunning, high-art texture and highlights the precision of Donkervoort’s carbon-fibre expertise, all while making the 700kg car several kilograms lighter.
JD70s with BNCE technology can be delivered in a raw, naked carbon look or with a coloured lacquer coating in either matte or polished finishes.
The first production car in the world with 2G of cornering muscle, the JD70 was developed as a tribute for the 70th birthday of Donkervoort founder, Joop Donkervoort. The BNCE, though, has been developed to help personalise every JD70 Donkervoort builds. BNCE developed to give customers the opportunity to lighten and customize their cars beyond the usual colour palate.
“The woven carbon remains the same,” Donkervoort Automobielen Managing Director Denis Donkervoort explained.
“We use specially developed inks mixed into the clear coat to create the look of the colour in the fibre. “We can also match the interior coloured carbon pieces to the exterior bodywork,” he confirmed.
More than 95 percent of the standard JD70 bodywork is in carbon-fibre and the BNCE program, which we began in 2018, allows owners to see what they’ve paid for. The bodywork of the JD70 is made of a carbon-fibre/Kevlar weave and even the cycle wings are carbon- fibre/Kevlar. The entire front design is now new compared to the GTO-40 and all of the vented pieces are hexagonal in design and they are all made from 3D-printed carbon-fibre.
Developed after a request from a customer in 2018, the BNCE idea can be delivered either in either a high gloss or a matte finish.
Donkervoort has delivered several cars with the BNCE bodywork to knowledgeable enthusiasts already, but BNCE is now being made more widely available.
Donkervoort offers its customers four levels of carbon-fibre exposure, from the relatively subtle “exposed- carbon upgrade” up to the art package of the “full exposed carbon” option.
Exposed Carbon Upgrade: The entry level to the world of visible carbon shows off exposed carbon (in either matte or gloss coats) for the side panels, the engine-bay wings, the bonnet scoop, the triangular cover scoops and the full interior.
Hypercar Carbon Weave for Carbon upgrade pack: This reduces weight thanks to a different fibre weave structure.
Full Exposed-Carbon upgrade: This shows the complete car in exposed carbon, including the exhaust cover. It reduces weight significantly.
Full-Exposed Coloured Carbon: Donkervoort delivers the complete car in coloured carbon, including the side- exhaust cover. It is an upgrade that could be added to the Full Exposed-Carbon upgrade.
Colours for the full, exposed coloured carbon versions are available on request, but so far include green, red, blue, gold and grey, and metallic can be mixed in as well. More details on the special tribute to company founder Joop Donkervoort, the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70, can be found here.