It is official. Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya has bought half of the Spyker Formula One team for about $127 million. The deal is technically between companies owned by Mallya and Spyker and includes Dutch investor Michiel Mol. Mallya is already deeply involved in Formula One through his Kingfisher beer brand, which sponsors the Toyota Panasonic team in Formula One. He is also part of a group seeking to bring a Formula One race to India. Spyker acquired the Formula one team from Midland (...) More
Indian investor Vijay Mallya is buying a controlling interest in the Sypker Formula One team, according to reports carried by an Indian television station, CNBC TV18. The station reports that the bid has been approved by the Spyker board of directors and is a purchase of the team by Mallya in his personal capacity. The purchase will make him the first Indian ever to own a team in Formula One. Spyker is currently owned by the Dutch carmaker of the same name, and was create when the team (...) More
Powered by 400hp of growling V8 engine this super-lightweight all-aluminum two seat sports car roars to 60mph in less than five seconds and hurtles beyond 180mph, all the while surrounding the occupants in one of the most daring and exotic interiors available on any production car. Leather from the finest supplier in the motor industry; dashboard instruments uniquely crafted by the master watch-maker Chronoswiss; exposed gear linkage and racing pedal box hewn from solid aluminum billet; (...) More
After they purchase the MidLand F1 team last year they now want to take-over Lotus. The Dutch producer of fast and luxurious cars, has plan to incorporate Lotus in so the productions of the Spyker-model to move to England. The source of this rumor came right from Spyker Cars. Spyker CEO Victor Muller made an understanding with Lotus officials during a recently secret meeting in England. This agreement let the door opened for further negotiations between the two makers. Muller denied (...) More
Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars, and Andrea Zagato, CEO of Zagato, today unveiled the Spyker C12 Zagato at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show. Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s Automotive Chief Designer, and Muller co-operated closely to design this limited edition of 24 sports cars to be delivered from March 2008 onwards. The world première of this ultra-exclusive version of the C12 range celebrates Spyker’s entry into the world of Formula One and marks the first integration of design elements and styling cues from the Spyker F8-VII Formula One car into the Spyker road car range. This point was underlined by the unveiling of the car being performed by Spyker’s Formula One race driver, Adrian Sutil.
In view of an increasing demand from customers for truly limited edition top-of-the line models, Spyker is proud to announce the unveiling of such a model on the Spyker C12 chassis in cooperation with one of the world’s leading design houses on March 6,2007 on the first press day of the Salon in Geneva. The design company will be Pininfarina, Bertone or Giugiaro. it will be powered by a Volkswagen W12 engine delivering arround 500 hp. It will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5 seconds and (...) More
Altough I wished, Dutch is not one of my current languages. But, as far as I understood, a 300.000 euro Spyker C8 Spyder crahed while going to an Auto Salon in Brussels. It seems that the driver didn’t respect the red light and turned to fast to the right; he end up in the grass. The driver was fortunately unhurt. The car was entirely made by hand.
As you can know it is now in fashion for supercars to become police cars. In Italy there is a Lamborghini Gallardo as a police car, in Germany a Porsche 911 Carrera S customized by TechArt. Now Netherlands is on the list too as Spyker created a C8 Spyder supercars for the Frevoland police. The price for the cars was arround $340000 (arround $425000).