Number of posts : 180 Registration date : 2006-11-06
Subject: Spyker Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:09 pm
In 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 1903 Spyker introduced the extremely advanced 60/80 HP. It was the first car with a six-cylinder engine as well as permanent four-wheel drive and four-wheel brakes.
In 1925, the Spyker Company ceased trading, but its name has never been forgotten.
Since October 2000 when the Spyker C8 Spyder was unveiled at the Birmingham Motor Show.
The Spyker C8 Spyder won instant acclaim and was awarded the 2000 Institute of Vehicle Engineers Design Award on 18 October 2000. The Spyker C8 Laviolette, a coupe reminiscent of modern jet fighters, made its debut during the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 2001.