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Old 01-03-2009, 16:57
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I hope it isn't true...
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Old 01-03-2009, 17:16
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When you check Google Trends, you can see the worldwide impact of an F1 level exposure for a brand.

Google Trends: spyker, pagani

I can see the dilemma (but I don't think it is true).
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Old 01-03-2009, 17:30
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I hope it isn't true...
I agree,...It's a good thing when the Spyker brand is mentioned again in the world press..but actually re-entering F1...
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Old 01-03-2009, 17:36
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Maybe this is a clever marketing trick to get more media attention in Geneva
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Old 01-03-2009, 18:06
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More than a week ago the news was also here:
Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder and More… - GTSPIRIT.COM

21st february
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fresh rumours popping up of re-entering the world of formula one in place of the Honda team
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:20
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When you look at the entry list you see that the Spyker engine is 3.8 liters. Last season they started with a 3.8 and changed it to a 4.0 liter engine.

Do you think they switched back? Or is it a small mistake? Maybe we will hear more in Geneva?
According to this article: Planetlemans.com | Planetlemans analyzes the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours list - GT2 it's a new engine...
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Old 05-03-2009, 18:02
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So they quit the 4.0 engine project and switched to a new version/configuration of the 3.8 V8? I assume it is still based on the 4.2 V8 from Audi?
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Old 05-03-2009, 20:25
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I'm not sure AX, so I have to speculate on this: I think they kept the changed crankshaft and firing order but they changed back from 4,0 liter to 3,8 liter, in order to make it more reliable. It is still the Audi based engine though.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:57
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8 and 9 march 2009 LMS testday - HTTT Paul Ricard -

Tomorrow the 2009 race Season will start for the Snoras Spyker Squadron!
Spyker will join the pre-season LMS test at the circuit Paul Ricard.
The time schedule can be found here: Le Mans Series
And the entrylist can be found here: Planetlemans.com | LMS - 2009 Paul Ricard Test Days Entry List

Go Spyker Squadron !
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Old 22-03-2009, 16:21
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In an interview Victor Muller says the following about the Spyker Squadron:

DS: What is the importance of motor sports for Spyker Cars?
VM: We are really dedicated to racing and especially GT2. GT2 and Le Mans are part of our strategy and there’s an incredible match between Spyker Cars and racing in general. Spyker Cars will again take part in the 24 hours of Le Mans this year. The problems we experienced over the past years are under control. They were mostly related to the engines. Investments into an analysis of the errors have paid off in the end. We are really confident on making our laps. Staying in the race is the most important during the 24 hours.

DS: Will there be a replacement for the C8 Laviolette GT2R?
VM: Spyker is planning to start racing with the C8 Aileron in GT2 in 2010. We do think the new C8 Aileron has better racing capabilities due to its longer wheel base, new chassis developed together with Lotus and increased aerodynamics.

DS: Is the knowledge and experience gathered with Spyker’s motor sports activities used for the street cars?
VM: Yes, all we learn from racing is used to improve our road cars. The engineers working on the race cars work at the same facility as the engineers who build, test and develop the road cars, which makes it easy to share knowledge and ideas to make our road cars better.

Source: Interview: Victor Muller - CEO Spyker Cars - GTSPIRIT.COM
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