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Koni | official Niels van Roij Design partner

Niels van Roij Design and KONI

Niels van Roij Design and KONI have found each other for the creation of one of the latest project of the design house: the Breadvan Hommage. KONI will provide the exclusive one-off Breadvan Hommage with a set of specially developed dampers with historic Formula 1 technology specially developed for this project. With this, KONI provides a suitable follow-up to the development of shock absorbers for numerous models and Formula 1 cars from the rich history of the Italian brand with the prancing racehorse.

Purveyor of innovative suspension technology

The original Breadvan was fitted with specially developed KONI dampers in 1962. Founded in 1857 and the inventor of the adjustable hydraulic shock absorber, KONI was the main supplier of Ferrari at the time, a collaboration that resulted in, among other things, KONI’s first steps in Formula 1. The Italian sports car manufacturer was the first Formula 1 team in 1958 to make use of KONI shock absorbers. Many production models were also equipped with KONIs in the past. They have all grown into valuable collectibles over the years.

“Many races and 16 world titles in Formula 1 later we are at the start of the collaboration with Niels van Roij Design. The Breadvan Hommage is a new interpretation of an icon and a great opportunity for KONI to use advanced technology as a tribute to this successful racing car, ”says KONI’s Frank Biesheuvel.

 

Purveyor of innovative suspension technology

The original Breadvan was fitted with specially developed KONI dampers in 1962. Founded in 1857 and the inventor of the adjustable hydraulic shock absorber, KONI was the main supplier of Ferrari at the time, a collaboration that resulted in, among other things, KONI’s first steps in Formula 1. The Italian sports car manufacturer was the first Formula 1 team in 1958 to make use of KONI shock absorbers. Many production models were also equipped with KONIs in the past. They have all grown into valuable collectibles over the years.

“Many races and 16 world titles in Formula 1 later we are at the start of the collaboration with Niels van Roij Design. The Breadvan Hommage is a new interpretation of an icon and a great opportunity for KONI to use advanced technology as a tribute to this successful racing car” says KONI’s Frank Biesheuvel.

F1 technology

Especially for the one-off Breadvan Hommage, KONI has developed exclusive one-off dampers, based on the damper technology that has been used as a basis in many championships, including the Formula 1 and Can-Am. These 8211-series dampers are based on a Twin-Tube hydraulic shock absorber, with the possibility to adjust the damping force both in compression stroke and in rebound stroke independently over a very wide range, while the dampers are mounted on the car. As a result, the perfect setting can always be chosen for a variety of circumstances and preferences of the driver.

The KONI 8211-series dampers are maintenance-friendly, can be completely dismantled and can be assembled and mounted again after maintenance / modification. The set of dampers for the Breadvan Hommage is exclusively produced by KONI for this project and will not be available for sale.

KONI shocks and coachbuilding

With 150 years of experience, KONI has the know-how to optimize the driving performance and experience and the handling of a vehicle. KONI is active on all continents and supplies shock absorbers worldwide through a large number of local distributors. KONI develops, produces and sells hydraulic shock absorbers and systems for use in passenger cars and racing cars, buses, trucks, trailers, trains and wagons, defense vehicles and industrial constructions. Since 1972, KONI has been part of ITT, a global industrial company with employees in more than 35 countries and customers in around 125 countries.

For more information about KONI:
www.koni.com

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