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.
The D12 is Spykeris first four-door, four-seater luxury vehicle. The car is the ultimate combination of a powerful super sports car with exotic looks, a spacious multiple passenger interior and luxurious cabin as well as the exquisite Spyker signature cockpit interior. Expected date of introduction is December 2007. The expected retail price is $ 287,500 (235.000 euro), excluding taxes.
Spyker and MSN
Spyker is featured as one of the Presenting Sponsors of the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours sponsors on the Microsoft MSN Autos website. This website will promote the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours diElegance on its own dedicated show home page. The show home page will include content and photography of each Participating Sponsor as well as links to the websites of the Sponsors. For Spyker, MSN will be highlighting the D12 Peking-to-Paris by Sunday, August 20th. MSN has included a link to both Spyker Caris website and Spyker Squadronis website, www.spykersquadron.com. Coverage of the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours begins on August 17, 2006, through September 9, 2006.
Spyker C8 Spyder
The Spyker C8 Spyder is custom-built elegant two-seat convertible sports car with an all aluminium Audi V8 engine with 400 hp, a top speed of 187 mph (300 km/h) and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds). The car has a manual six-speed gearbox, rear wheel drive with limited slip differential and ABS. Spykers are built to the exact specifications of each individual owner. Other than that, owners can also choose from several options such as, for instance, a hard or soft top, a Chronoswiss dashboard and a Louis Vuitton luggage set. The Spyker C8 Spyder has been fully US certified since 2005 and is sold through the worldwide Spyker dealer network. Prices start at $ 269,995 excluding options and any applicable tax.
The Spyder has fully come into its own: Two Spyker C8 Spyders participated in the recently held, challenging coast-to-coast supercar classic, Bullrun rally 2006. Spyker CEO Victor Muller and Olympic legend and car nut Carl Lewis were the drivers of the two cars. A silver Spyder C8 Spyder was chosen for a lead role in the coming Hollywood action thriller ROGUE with Jet Li as its driver. The movie will be released in 2007. The Spyker C8 Spyder was voted eBest New Exotic Car 2006i by duPont REGISTRYiS prestigious car magazine Exotic Car Buyers Guide, chosen from more than 100 cars. The C8 Spyder was also chosen by the luxury lifestyle magazine Robb Report for its December 2005 Ultimate Gift Guide which features 21 extraordinary and ultimate gifts only. Furthermore, Spyker was also chosen as the favourite sports car in China this year.