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Anyone serious about race cars knows Donkervoort is synonymous with high-performance roadsters. This Lelystad-based Dutch automaker uses Audi engines in its custom racers—one of which holds the lap record for a street-legal car in Germany. Bottom line: You can't get a faster street legal car.

This year Donkervoort will celebrate its 30th anniversary of auto production with a new version of a classic. It was in 1978 that it rolled out its S7 (pictured below), which (like all Donkelvoorts through 1996) used Ford engines. Flash forward three decades, the D8 270S (pictured above right) is a direct relative to the very car that broke the lap record in 2004.

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