Spyker cars

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A hand-built Dutch supercar that combines high performance with extreme exclusivity, the Spyker C12 LaTurbie relies on superior mechanics with few computerized components, which differs it from the high sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari Ferrari and Lamborghini that feature electronic systems. Such a vehicle is preferred by the purists who consider digital devices an impediment to the connection between driver and machine.

Exotic carmaker Spyker today unveiled the D12 "Super Sports Utility Vehicle" (SSUV). The introduction marks the launch of a second product line for Spyker, which already builds a number of sports cars.

All aluminum hand built, mid-engined sports car with aerodynamic ground effect and electrically operated single hinge tilting doors. Interior trimmed in Connolly leather. Luggage compartment in front and rear, including two made-to-measure Connolly leather suitcases. F1 approved safety fuel bags integrated in left and right inner chassis members are optional.

Unveiled at the 2001 IAA in Frankfurt, the Spyker C8 Double 12 is a fully hand-built endurance racer developed to race in LM GT and GT-N class. At the 2002 Birmingham Motorshow the small Dutch firm unveiled the road going version, dubbed C8 Double 12 S.

n 1898 two brothers, Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker, coachbuilders in Amsterdam, built their first Benz-engined motorcar with which they won immediate acclaim for the craftsmanship of their bodywork. In the same year Spijker built the famous golden state coach, still in use today, to commemorate the forthcoming coronation of the Dutch queen, Wilhelmina. This was the turning point in their business career: from that moment on the Spijker brothers committed their company fully to the production ofmotorcars. The business name was changed to Spyker, for easier recognition in foreign markets.

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