Donkervoort F22 Debuts With A 492-HP Audi Engine, Weighs 1,650 Kilos

The latest supercar from Donkervoort is right here. It’s referred to as the F22, however it’s not named after the fifth-generation stealth fighter utilized by america Air Drive. It’s truly named for CEO Denis Donkervoort’s firstborn daughter Filippa, who arrived on Might 22, 2022. And whereas it might resemble the corporate’s D8 GTO, there isn’t a single nut, bolt, or physique panel that carries over. It is a new supercar for a brand new period.

It earns supercar standing with a power-to-weight ratio of 666 horsepower per metric ton. That’s higher than a Bugatti Veyron, and it comes courtesy of an Audi-sourced 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five tuned to make 492 horsepower (367 kilowatts). That energy goes to simply the rear wheels the old style means, specifically a five-speed handbook transmission that connects to a Torsen limited-slip differential. In expert arms, it may well attain 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds. High pace is 180 mph (290 km/h), however the F22 isn’t constructed for pure pace.

Donkervoort F22
Donkervoort F22
Donkervoort F22

The aforementioned engine isn’t the one purpose for the spectacular power-to-weight ratio. Protecting mass to a minimal was essential to Donkervoort for the F22’s improvement, and the result’s a road-legal two-seater weighing 1,653 kilos. The chassis fuses thin-wall tubular metal with carbon fiber, making a automobile with double the rigidity of the outgoing D8 GTO. This additionally sharpens the steering and dealing with, permitting the large Nankang tires (18-inch in entrance, 19-inch on the again) to grip paved surfaces with fierce conviction. Donkervoort claims the F22 can pull 2.15g in turns.

When it’s time to cease, metal brakes with 4-piston calipers provide 1.2g of deceleration. Be able to work that pedal although, as a result of the F22’s brakes shouldn’t have energy help. For that matter, servo help for the rack and pinion steering is non-compulsory. As such, you gained’t discover any form of stability management techniques, however there are adjustable traction management settings. The unbiased suspension has an non-compulsory hydraulic system to boost the automobile 35 millimeters for clearing pace bumps, however in any other case, it’s very a lot an analog automobile in a digital world.

That even holds true for the inside, the place an built-in iPad infotainment system is non-compulsory. The driving force has a small digital show for instrumentation, and there are only a few buttons across the shifter to handle varied techniques. Carbon fiber roof panels elevate out manually and are saved within the again. Recaro seats have out there six-point harnesses which can be permitted for each street and monitor use. And sure, it has butterfly doorways.

It additionally has a beginning value in Europe of €245,000, and there’s a complete record of choices that may simply add one other €100,000 to the entire. It’s definitely a cheap two-seater, however the automaker offered out its preliminary deliberate run of fifty vehicles earlier than this debut happened. One other 25 can be made, bringing the entire run to 75 vehicles and they are going to be out there in varied markets across the globe. Deliveries start in January 2023.