It’s time! It’s time for Donkervoort’s biggest news of the last ten years to come out. It’s time for the highest form of technology, the lightest weight, the best grip and the most cohesive design, all brought together by a family team. Finally it’s F22 time! We proudly present: the new Donkervoort F22! Donkervoort sets new standards for supercars with the ground-breaking F22. The new sports car is available in a limited edition and is equipped with a 2.5 TFSI engine and 500 hp output.
Here comes the Donkervoort F22, the new supercar of the Dutch brand founded in 1978, which has become famous among enthusiasts of the specific, pure genre thanks to its fast, light and extreme two-seaters, all characterized by a central front engine and rear-wheel drive . With the new F22, the Lelystad company takes a true generational leap and creates the first model since Denis Donkervoort, son of the founder Joop, took over the role of CEO of the brand.
The Dutch supercar
The new Donkervoort F22 is produced in a limited edition of only 75 examples, of which 50 have already been sold. The new Dutch racing car was born with the aim of further improving the performance of the house’s previous model, the legendary D8 GTO. To raise the bar, Donkervoort decided to use a 5-cylinder turbo engine from Audi, a company that presented the fastest RS 3 ever in October 2022.
Compared to the D8 GTO, the F22 has increased exterior dimensions and a curb weight of just 750kg, making it an even more impressive performer than the previous model. The new F22 is characterized by shapes created by Jordi Wiersma, the Dutch company’s in-house style manager, in collaboration with CEO Denis Donkervoort and Ford Europe design director Amko Leenarts. The collaboration between these three brilliant figures has led to a radical development of the Lelystad company’s tradition, starting with the increase in the dimensions of the racing car, both externally and internally.
The Twin Targa roof
A special debut is the Twin Targa roof, a roof consisting of two removable carbon fiber panels that hook onto a central crossbar, which can also be removed if needed. But in full Donkervoort style, the F22 retains the elongated shape of the bonnet, with the cabin set back and the doors opening vertically. What is increased in addition to the car’s external dimensions is the space in the cabin, which can be adjusted down to the smallest detail. The interior offers more space for legs and shoulders compared to the D8 GTO: among the “pearls” we find the ultra-light Recaro seats, equipped with six-point safety belts, approved for both road and track use and in competition. it does not lose its focus: the F22 is the reinvention of Donkervoort’s lightweight supercar. For example, the torsional stiffness has been doubled, making the 750 kilo F22 even more resistant to lateral forces of 2G and more.
Engine and price
The news compared to the previous model from the Dutch manufacturer specializing in supercars also concerns the mixed frame in steel tubes and carbon fiber panels, which has become even more robust and advanced. The torsional stiffness of the F22 has been doubled to provide new levels of speed and handling for those who want the pleasure of driving the new racing car.
According to Donkervoort, the F22 has a top speed of 290 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds, a shot worthy of the best supercars in the world. In addition, acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h takes 7.9 seconds. Such performance is possible thanks to the 2.5 TFSI Audi engine developed by Donkervoort, which can release 500 hp and a torque of 640 Nm, according to a report by MotoriVirgilio.
The Donkervoort F22 is currently on sale in Europe, the USA and the Middle East at a list price of 245,000 euros, excluding taxes: the first deliveries are planned for January 2023. The all-new F22 sets new standards in terms of design, speed, pure driving experience and everyday usability , while still maintaining a strong visual connection with Donkervoort’s heritage.
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