F22 Launch EventFriday 11/11/2022
The limited-edition F22 supercar
Besides the promise of blistering, engaging performance, the two-door, two-seat F22 will remain true to the Donkervoort promise by being the lightest road-legal supercar in the world.
The first all-new Donkervoort in a generation, the F22 delivers breakthroughs in light-weight technologies, design innovations, low emissions, active and passive safety and interior practicality.
It also promises to be faster than its legendary D8 GTO predecessor despite using less fuel, and it also boasts more than 2G of cornering muscle and a higher top speed.
It will continue the D8 GTO’s tradition by weighing considerably less than 800kg, despite being larger and having more than double the chassis rigidity of its legendary predecessor.
Set to be launched online from Donkervoort’s Headquarters in Lelystad, The Netherlands, the F22 is the result of a five-year development plan, driven by second-generation Managing Director, Denis Donkervoort.
“You can assume the F22 will be faster than the D8 GTO,” Donkervoort said.
“The F22 is first and foremost a road car, and we have prioritised driver engagement, progressive handling and driving fun over an absolute obsession with lap times - and will still be capable of very fast lap times.
“The reason for all of this, and its low emissions and sustainability, is so simple. It’s weight.”
Part of that fun is a new manual gearbox, complete with rev matching and flat-shifting technologies, and an all-new active suspension system.
Donkervoort has teased sketches of the F22 on social media over the last few weeks, hinting at wings over the rear wheels and an innovative roof design, and has promised the production F22 will exceed customer and fan expectations.
The F22 was designed in-house by Donkervoort’s design team, and incorporates rakish new lines, while remaining true to traditional Donkervoort values with hints to classic Donkervoorts of the past, like the sought-after D8 GT.
About Donkervoort Automobielen
Established in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort and now led by his son, Denis, Donkervoort Automobielen has sold more than 1,500 cars. Operating from Lelystad, The Netherlands, with a team of over 50 experts, the company initially gained renown with the D10 in 1988, setting a world acceleration record, followed by the D8 270 RS in 2005 with a record lap at the Nürburgring. The F22, further integrating their patented, advanced Ex-Core carbon fibre technology, set a new benchmark in 2023 by achieving 2.3g of lateral acceleration at the Zandvoort circuit, surpassing the D8 GTO-JD70's previous 2.1g record, showcasing Donkervoort’s engineering prowess. Their focus on exclusive, tailored supercars and driving lifestyle experiences continues to embody the ‘Living the Drive’ ethos. Looking to the future, Donkervoort hints at more innovations, continuing the brand's adventurous evolution.
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