Spyker, manufacturer of high-quality exclusive sports cars, is again present as an Official Sponsor at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours diElegance in Carmel, California, USA, from Thursday August 17 through Sunday August 20, 2006. Spyker has attended this important event since its rebirth in 2000 and is present for the sixth consecutive time. Every year there are collector cars on show.
Spykeris first SSUV, the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris, a custom-built four-door, four seater, 500 hp luxury super sports utility vehicle, will be on display on Sunday, August 20th, 2006, during the Annual Concept CarDisplay on the Upper Lawn in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
From Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20, several Spyker C8 Spyders will be on display at the Spyker stand on Peter Hay Hill. One additional Spyder will be on display at the Robb Report Salon in the Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey, from Friday, August 18 through Saturday, August 19, 2006. The C8 Spyker models are US certified. Currently 12 dealers throughout the USA have been appointed (see www.spykercars.com for more information on Spyker and its dealer network).
Spyker is also featured as one of the Presenting Sponsors of the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours on the Microsoft MSN Autos Website which will promote the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours diElegance (www.autos.msn.com).
Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris
On February 28th of this year Spyker first introduced its first Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV), the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris, to the world at the Geneva Motor Show. The unique qualities and design features of Spykeris first SSUV are directly linked with the noble racing and aviation heritage of the company. The Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris takes its name from the famous Spyker that finished second in the most gruelling race of all time, the 1907 Peking-to-Paris.
The Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris is an all aluminium, permanent four-wheel drive super sports utility vehicle. The doors are rear-hinged coach doors, so-called esuicide doorsi. It is powered by the 6.0 litre, 12 cylinder, 500 bhp W12 engine from Volkswagen AG and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The six-speed automatic transmission features a multifunctional steering wheel with F1 style shift paddles, a triple dashboard designed in the style of an airplane cockpit, and a sumptuous interior. The vehicle has an all aluminium body fitted to an aluminium space frame. It has a length of 194.9i, a width of 78.7i excluding mirrors, a minimum height of 66.14i and a maximum height of 69.88i and weighs 4078.5 lbs. Wheels will be available as both on-road (24i) and off-road (22i). The fuel tank capacity is 26.4 gallons. Top speed is 185 mph. The car is custom and hand built using only the best materials available.