Dutch Driver Accidentally Breaks Handling Record

Car Reaches 2.3g of Lateral Acceleration

You’d possibly reckon that the most superbly handling sports auto would possess a Ferrari insignia or a Porsche badge, however, the Dutch-made Donkervoort F22 has just set a new worldwide record for the maximum lateral G clout of any production car. Utilizing Nankang tires, the F22 had the capacity to attain 2.3g of lateral acceleration at the Zandvoort F1 Circuit situated in the Netherlands. This accomplishment annihilates the hitherto record of 2.1g made by the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 that came before the F22.

“The F22’s dynamic lateral acceleration is much higher than the 2.15g listed in our specs,” declared Denis Donkervoort, the Dutch racing driver and son of the company founder, Joop Donkervoort. Unbelievably, the record was set unintentionally.

Donkervoort F22 | WORLD RECORD 2.3G Lateral G-Force! - 1YR Anniversary

“We were filming a celebratory video to honour the anniversary of the F22, a tribute to those who designed it, the customers who made it a top seller, and the newcomers who are now fans. So, when we saw the dynamic lateral peak of 2.3g, it was a pleasant surprise. We had expected it to reach at least 2.15g, but it surpassed that and set the new standard for supercars. It’s a testament to the work of Donkervoort’s development team, and a sign of what they can achieve in the future.”

Originally, only seventy-five units of the F22 were going to be produced. However, due to significant customer interest in the vehicle’s remarkable performance on a Formula One track, output was extended to reach one hundred. Certainly, this explains the outpouring of requests for the automobile.

As a prompt, the recently-unveiled Donkervoort F22 has a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine acquired from Audi RS3. Outputting a total of 463 hp and 472 lb-ft, the optional track-only exhaust bumps up the power to 492 hp and 494 lb-ft. Although there are multiple sports cars out there with higher horsepower, the F22 stands out with its minimal weight of 1,653 pounds and astonishing power-to-weight ratio. Consequently, the F22 can speed up to 62 mph within 2.5 seconds and reach 124 mph in 7.5 seconds and cap this off with its maximum speed of 180 mph! It’s plain to see that the F22 isn’t just a raw straight line machine, it’s so much more than that.

Commencement of F22 creation kicked off earlier this year and will persist until 2025, with a beginning cost of $463,650 per unit.

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