is a Dutch sports car
marque. The modern Spyker Cars only has the legal right to the brand
name. The company's motto is "Nulla tenaci invia est via
", which is Latin
for "For the tenacious, no road is impassable". The marque's logo displays the piston engine
of an airplane
, a reference to the historic Spyker company which manufactured aircraft.
The reborn company was founded by Victor Muller
and Maarten de Bruijn
in 1999, and since 2000 has been building exclusive sports cars like the C8 Spyder
and the C8 Laviolette (with its elegant glass roof). Spyker's history of producing aero engines is reflected in details in these new cars as well as in the logo.
The C8 Laviolette and C8 Spyder have a 4172 cc Audi V8
engine delivering , acceleration 0–60 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of . On July 14, 2005, it was announced that the C8 was approved for sale on the United States
From 2002 until 2006 Spyker built the C8 Double 12 S, they were available from factory with 5 different levels of performance called "Stage I (400 h.p.), until "Stage V (620 h.p.)", depending the customers need for performance.
From 2003 until 2007 Spyker built the C8 Spyder T, with the Twin turbo developed in conjunction with Cosworth from England. These engines were capable of 525 h.p. and acceleration times of 4.0 seconds.
In 2005 the head designer
and founder, Maarten de Bruijn, left the company.
In 2006 Spyker built the C12......