2005 Spyker C12 Spyder
Zeewolde, 10 December 2004 – Spyker presented two world premieres on its stand during the VIP gala event of the Miljonair Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On Thursday 9 December at 10 pm Tom Coronel, Spyker’s race driver during the 24 hours of Le Mans 2003, and Victor Muller, CEO and Founder of Spyker, unveiled Spyker’s latest prototype the Spyker C12 Spyder, a magnificent car in distinguished silver and red. It will be the first Spyker powered by the 6-litre W12 Audi engine.
Victor Muller, CEO Spyker Cars said ”I am extremely proud to present this prototype as an extension of our range of super cars. Assuming customer demand meets our expectations this car could go in production sometime in the last half of 2006.”
The Spyker C12 Spyder will be the first Spyker to run on the extremely powerful 6 litre Audi W12 dry sump aluminum engine. This car will have a power output of 500 BHP and a gigantic torque of 600 NM. Top speed of this light weight road racer is 325 km per hour with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-60) in less than 4 seconds. Weight of the car is a mere 1400 kg. The car will be fitted with a manual six-speed gearbox or an automatic gearbox with pedal shift.
The C12 Spyder is fitted with Spyker’s in-house designed 19 AerobladeT wheels. Further specifications include rear wheel drive with limited slip differential, ABS and an aluminum space frame with integrated roll cage. The exhaust makes the overwhelming signature Spyker sound.
The price, including glass hard top, is estimated to start at 290.000 Euro, excluding any taxes and ex factory.
This new prototype model brings Spyker’s long wheel base range up to three different models: the eight cylinder C8 Double12 R (Le Mans race car) and C8 Double12 S (street version) and the twelve cylinder Spyker C12 Spyder (open version). The total Spyker range is now up to 6 models.
Muller continues, ”Clients have repeatedly asked us for a Spyder version of the Spyker C8 Double12 S. Now we have not only complied with their wishes but have
exceeded their expectations by providing a new super car with an extra powerful and exclusive engine.”
The new Spyker C12 Spyder is on show during the entire Miljonair Fair, Rai Amsterdam, Spyker stand, Delta Hall, from Friday 10 December through
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Zeewolde, Holland|
|coachbuilder||Coventry Prototype Panels|
|valvetrain||5 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||6000 cc / 366.1 in³|
|power||372.9 kw / 500.1 bhp|
|specific output||83.35 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||357.21 bhp per tonne|
|torque||600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Aluminium Riveted Body over Aluminum Space Frame|
|driven wheels||RWD w/Limited Slip|
|front brakes||Ventilated & Grooved Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS|
|rear brakes||Ventilated & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS|
|curb weight||1400 kg / 3086 lbs|
|wheelbase||2675 mm / 105.3 in|
|front track||1470 mm / 57.9 in|
|rear track||1680 mm / 66.1 in|
|length||4585 mm / 180.5 in|
|width||1920 mm / 75.6 in|
|height||1255 mm / 49.4 in|
|top speed||~325 kph / 201.9 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.9 seconds|