March 01, 2005 – In the nineteen twenties many Spyker privateers entered their cars in hill climbs and record runs. In March 1922, the Dutch nobleman Hugo Baron van Pallandt entered his standard Spyker C4 Tourer in the hill climb held on the Mont de La Turbie near Monte Carlo and won outright with an average speed of 45 km per hour. He covered the distance in 11 minutes. In commemoration of this win the new 12 cylinder Spyker will bear the name LaTurbie.
The Spyker C12 LaTurbie will be the first Spyker to run the extremely powerful 6.0 litre Audi W12 dry sump aluminum engine. This car has a power output of 500 BHP and a gigantic torque of 600 NM. Top speed is 325 km/h or 202 mph with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.9 seconds.
Weight of the car is a mere 1400 kg. The car will be fitted with a manual six-speed gearbox. An F1 style paddle shift is under development. The C12 LaTurbie is fitted with Spyker’s in-house designed 19 AerobladeT wheels as standard. Further specifications include rear wheel drive with Drexler limited slip differential, ABS and a light weight aluminum space frame with integrated roll cage. The double twin exhausts make the overwhelming signature Spyker sound.
Prices, including glass hard top, start at 290.000 Euro, excluding any taxes and ex factory. This new model brings Spyker’s long wheel base range up to three models: the eight cylinder C8 Double12 S, the C8 Double12 Spyder and the twelve cylinder Spyker C12 LaTurbie