They present the Donkervoort F22, the supercar with a 492 HP Audi engine and a weight of 1,650 pounds (+ Images)

Donkervoort F22
Image courtesy of Motor1 – Donkervoort F22

The supercar newer than Donkervoort is here: the F22. This one is not named after the fifth-generation stealth fighter employed by the United States Air Force. USA. It’s actually named after CEO Denis Donkervoort’s eldest daughter, Filippa, who was born on May 22, 2022. And while it may look similar to the company’s D8 GTO, there’s nothing portending. The F22 it’s a new supercar for a new era.

The Donkervoort F22 supercar

Gets the status of supercar with a power-to-weight ratio of 666 Hp per metric ton. Better than a Bugatti Veyron, and it’s all courtesy of a stock 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five. Audi adjusted in order to generate 492 Hp (367 kW). Said power is destined only to the rear wheels and with a manual transmission five-speed that connects to a Torsen limited-slip differential. This one can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds. While the top speed is 180 mph (290 km/h), the F22 is not designed for pure speed.

Image courtesy of Motor1 – The mighty Donkervoort F22 supercar

The aforementioned engine isn’t the only reason for the impressive power-to-weight ratio. For the development of F22 keeping mass to a minimum was critical to Donkervoortobtaining a two-seater legal to circulate that weighs 1,653 pounds. The chassis fuses thin-walled tubular steel with carbon fiber, giving the car twice the stiffness of the previous D8 GTO. This further sharpens the steering and handling, allowing the wide 18″ front and 19″ rear Nankang tires to grip paved surfaces with plenty of conviction. Donkervoort claims that the F22 can pull 2.15 g per turns.

Image courtesy of Motor1 – The new Donkervoort F22 supercar
Image courtesy of Motor1 – The new Donkervoort F22

Steel brakes with 4-piston calipers provide 1.2g of deceleration. However the brakes of the F22 do not have electrical assistance. In fact, power assist for rack and pinion steering is optional. As such, you won’t find any kind of stability control system, although there are adjustable traction control settings. The independent suspension has optional hydraulics to raise the car 35mm to get around speed bumps, but otherwise it’s very much an analog car in a digital world.

Interior of the Donkervoort F22
Image courtesy of Motor1 – Interior of the Donkervoort F22

Interior and price of the F22

This also applies to the interior, where an integrated iPad infotainment system is optional. The driver has a small digital display for instrumentation, and there are only a few buttons near the gear stick to manage various systems. Meanwhile, the carbon fiber roof panels are manually raised and stowed at the rear. Likewise, Recaro seats have available six-point harnesses approved for road and track use.

Donkervoort F22 seats
Image courtesy of Motor1 – Donkervoort F22 seats

Your initial price in Europe is €245,000, and there is a whole list of options that can add another €100,000 to the total. It’s an inexpensive two-seater, but the manufacturer sold out its initial planned run of 50 cars before the debut took place. A further 25 cars will be built bringing the total production to 75 and will be available in various markets around the world. Deliveries of the F22 will begin in January 2023.

Image Courtesy of Motor1 – Donkervoort Unveils F22 Supercar


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