Joop Donkervoort built the very first Donkervoort in 1978, the year the first cars left the humble workshop in Tienhoven: the S7.
The idea arose after the purchase of the Dutch import franchise for a kit car, based on the concept from Colin Chapman. It turned out, however, that this car did not have a type approval and therefore could not be driven on Dutch roads. When he learned that chassis modifications would be necessary to obtain approval, Joop decided to jump in with both feet, and a new sports car brand was born.
A few years later the company moved to Loosdrecht, followed in 2000 by the move to the current bright, modern factory, where develop and build sports cars. Carefully, with an eye to detail. From chassis to suspension to body. And from the many high-tech carbon fibre parts to the tasteful interior.
In 2014 a second branch was opened in Germany. Since the early years, Donkervoort has built over 1,100 sports cars, first with Ford engines, and since 1999 with engines from Audi. This is a book about the people in and behind the Donkervoorts: the drivers, the enthusiasts, its makers. They make the brand and the Donkervoort world what it is today; a beautiful blend of feelings and emotions.
A collector's item, this book was made in honor of Donkervoort's 25th anniversary.
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