Not everyone wants an electric car – and certainly not as a purist sports car. And if you’re looking for a hot driving machine for a weekend trip to the racetrack or to the Alps, the new Donkervoort F22 should be an automotive dream for you, which you would like to fulfill at Christmas this year at best. Gone is the old Donkervoort D8 and its impressive GTO edition. After Denis Donkervoort took over the fortunes of the sports car manufacturer from the Netherlands, the F22 is the debut work under new direction. The new sports car not only offers the well-known sharp sports car design from the hands of Jordi Wiersma, but the 4.04 meter long bolide with its unladen weight of just 750 kilograms meets the spectacularly rumbling 368 kW / 500 hp of the supercharged five-cylinder turbo with 2.5 liters from Audi.

Compared to its predecessor D8, the F22 is longer and wider inside and out, a touch more comfortable and can be converted into a topless racer with a few wheel grips thanks to the removable carbon targa roof. After the first 50 vehicles were already sold out after the design was presented to some customers, Donkervoort raised the planned annual production to 75 vehicles. The F22 consists of a hybrid construction with space frame and carbon elements for strength and low weight.

“The F22 is the pinnacle of what we know of lightweight, performance, internal combustion engines and sheer speed,” says Denis Donkervoort, “the F22 offers Donkervoort drivers a new level of speed, handling, ride, design and practicality and shows the world , where Donkervoort will go in the future. It’s bursting with Donkervoort innovations like the ex-core carbon fiber doors and twin targa roof, but it’s also the product of exceptional teamwork at Donkervoort and leverages the working relationships we’ve built over 43 years.” Thanks to the With an excellent power-to-weight ratio of 666 hp per 1,000 kilograms, the Dutchman accelerates in record time and is said to reach a top speed of 290 km/h. The drive of the 291,000 euro racing car remains more puristic than ever, because it has a manual five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential on the rear axle in order to banish the power onto the road. The chassis can be adjusted manually within a range of 35 millimeters, depending on whether the driver is driving on the racetrack or in normal traffic.

“The key to everything we do is weight. The less weight you’re carrying, the less weight you have to have when stopping, turning and accelerating, the less fuel you use and the more intimate the car can be,” explains Donkervoort, “The F22 isn’t just about horsepower or speed, Specs or numbers, it’s personal and it’s all about what the drive means to its drivers because perspective is everything.” normal twelve kilograms per wheel weigh only 5.4 kilograms. In addition, the customer can choose whether he wants to be on the road with or without power steering, ABS or air conditioning. With a lateral acceleration of 2.15 G and 30 percent more snappy brakes, the sports seats should be under Circumstances, however, are not sufficient to prevent the pilot from sweating, which is why the air conditioning system should be closed, especially for trips stay on board with the roof.