Donkervoort F22 teased as ultra-lightweight supercar
Donkervoort, maker of the eccentric D8 GTO is now making use of the identical light-weight system to its first all-new mannequin in a era, the F22. Set to launch on December 10 because the world’s ‘lightest road-legal supercar’, the Dutch marque claims it’ll boast extra efficiency than its predecessor thanks partially to using innovative weight saving supplies.
Regardless of a bigger footprint than the D8 GTO, Donkervoort claims the F22 will tip the scales at ‘significantly lower than’ 800kg, getting near the circa-700kg determine of its predecessor. Having been in growth for 5 years, the Dutch agency has managed to extend chassis rigidity by two instances, whereas integrating new security programs and decreasing each emissions and gas consumption. The mannequin may also characteristic a brand new handbook gearbox, now with rev matching and flat-shifting features.
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We’ll have to attend till December 10 for full particulars, however Donkervoort says the F22 has the next high pace than the D8 GTO and may obtain in extra of 2G lateral acceleration. For reference, the D8 utilised Audi’s 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder for a 429bhp and 420lb ft output in its ultimate type, sufficient for a blistering 2.6sec 0-62mph time and a 167mph high pace.
Although the F22 will undertake a brand new design, it’ll retain the same format to earlier automobiles with open entrance wheels and glued wings on the rear that now cowl an all-new lively suspension system. A sleeker, extra fashionable aesthetic seems to be the route although, with an ‘revolutionary’ new roof design additionally set to characteristic.
Managing Director Denis Donkervoort, mentioned: ‘The F22 is at the beginning a highway automobile, and we have now prioritised driver engagement, progressive dealing with and driving enjoyable over an absolute obsession with lap instances – and can nonetheless be able to very quick lap instances. The explanation for all of this, and its low emissions and sustainability, is so easy. It’s weight.’
Pricing is but to be introduced, however with the ultimate iterations of the D8 GTO costing from round £170,000, the brand new mannequin received’t possible come low-cost. The Donkervoort F22 can be revealed on December 10.