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Old 02-12-2008, 23:35
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Articles about Spyker

A lot has been written about Spyker.

But not only in car magazines. Various media report on Spyker, whether it's because of Victor Muller's entrepreneurship, F1 racing, admiration of something Dutch or the supply of goods to Spyker.

Sometimes there are long and interesting articles. Sometimes it's just a combination of various Spyker press releases and press photos. Whatever the setup, if it contains interesting pictures or facts, let's collect these articles here.

I will start off with the 2004 Annual Report of the RDW - Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer - or the Dutch road traffic department, where there are two nice shots of possibly #007. The RDW is a test laboratory for vehicles and they have their own test track, which you might have seen already on some of the pics posted here on the forum.


The 2004 Annual Report of the Dutch road traffic department

Het 2004 Jaarverslag van de RDW (Dutch)

Check the frontpage and page 20.
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Second article today is for Dutchies only
It comes from the Dutch entrepreneurship organisation 'Ondernemersbelang' and is a 2-page interview with Hans van Rennes, published in the Flevoland dedicated version of their magazine.

Spyker Cars: entrepreneurs in de polder

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Third article today is the story that EVO magazine wrote back in 2001, when they test drove #001.

Along came a Spyker

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Fourth article today is also from EVO, but from the Middle-East edition.
They drove a Laviolette and were absolutely thrilled about it:

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the 60 or so staff of Spyker really do show the likes of Maserati and Aston a thing or two about build quality. But then this is a rolling work of art, what do you expect?
Very nice read, nice pics.

Why pass on the dutchie?

I hope you have an interesting read and looking forward to any articles you might have!
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:46
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Some articles I took a couple of years ago (in 2004) from spykercars.com. They give the specifics of the Spyker models at that time.

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Some real articles (out of magazine’s) will follow. When I know how to upload them (they are >100kb).
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Old 03-12-2008, 13:45
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A lot has been written about Spyker.


I will start off with the 2004 Annual Report of the RDW - Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer - or the Dutch road traffic department, where there are two nice shots of possibly #007. The RDW is a test laboratory for vehicles and they have their own test track, which you might have seen already on some of the pics posted here on the forum.


The 2004 Annual Report of the Dutch road traffic department

Het 2004 Jaarverslag van de RDW (Dutch)

Check the frontpage and page 20.
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Dated april 2005, i must be #007. First time i´ve seen her without the 19" aeroblade wheels.

Very nice recearch!

Jeffrey
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Old 03-12-2008, 13:54
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@JoeD: Great that you saved those! I don't find many of those articles online, so i look forward to seeing your other articles from the magazines.
You can try 4shared.com that allows you to share files. You will need to register, but downloading by others then does not require any registration.

@Jeffrey: My pleasure. I think these wheels look quite good on Spykers and of course on 007.

Make sure to save the various PDF's to your HD. I'm not sure how long they will stay online, once all forum users start downloading them
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Old 03-12-2008, 15:56
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Articles on 4shared.com

Alright!!! I used 4shared.com and it seems to work :d So I uploaded some articles I collected.

First link is an article (English) by Spyker (downloaded it in 2004) about the philosophy behind the brand:
4shared.com - document sharing - download Spyker Philosophy.pdf

German Article from Auto Motor & Sport(June06).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download German Laviolette article from Auto Motor & Sport(June06).pdf

Articles In Dutch Magazine Autovisie (Year 2002).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Articles In Dutch Magazine Autovisie (Year 2002).pdf

Article In Dutch Magazine Autoweek (Year 2002).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Article In Dutch Magazine Autoweek (Year 2002).pdf

Dutch Article from Concours d'Elegance Paleis 't Loo (Year 2001).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Dutch Article from Concours d'Elegance Paleis 't Loo (Year 2001).pdf

Dutch Article in De Ingenieur (Year 2001).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Dutch Article De Ingenieur (Year 2001).pdf

Dutch Article in TimeOut Magazine (Year 2004).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Dutch Article TimeOut Magazine (Year 2004).pdf

Dutch Article in Automobiel Management (Year 2003 or 2004).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Dutch Article Automobiel Management (Year 2003 or 2004).pdf

Dutch Article in Carros (2001).pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Dutch Article Carros (2001).pdf

Robb_Report.Best_of_the_Best.June06.pdf
4shared.com - document sharing - download Robb_Report.Best_of_the_Best.June06.pdf



All of them: 4shared - free file sharing and storage - share folder - My 4shared

Most are in Dutch, but hope you all like them!

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Old 03-12-2008, 18:19
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Thanks for sharing!!

Robb Report features #007. But thought it was a longer article.
I believe we have the Robb Report issue somewhere.


Jeffrey

Edit: There you go.... . The full article: RobbReport.com - Spyker C8 Spyder (#007)

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Old 04-12-2008, 22:11
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Alright!!! I used 4shared.com and it seems to work :d So I uploaded some articles I collected.
Good stuff, Niels! Thanks for sharing

I'm gonna have some nice reading material for the weekend

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Here's a few more that I've found on the web:

1. De Status.nl - Achter het miljoen - Interview met Victor Muller [2008]
Sorry for the non-Dutchies but this one is in Dutch
Very nice interview, dating from earlier this year.

PDF file of entire magazine - check page 29

Text-only version on website

2. Road and Track - C8 Spyder Spec Sheet

Not just specs, but also data from the test drive is included in this sheet. And then it is the first cut-through image I have seen of a Spyker!

Road and Track - Data Hub - Spyker C8 Spyder [PDF]

The Road Test article

3. Spyker C69 Concept Car [December 2007]
As part of the Integral Design Project course, a group of Delft University students designed a concept vehicle for Spyker Cars.
A short summary with a few pictures, in the university's Industrial Design Magazine: IO News December 2007

4. Spyker hits the Hylite [2002]

The International Sheet Metal Review wrote a onepager about Spyker and their use of Hylite, a composite material developed by Corus. For the technies among us

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Old 04-12-2008, 22:32
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I've got an article featuring classic Spykers () that I took pics of somewhere on my pc. Will try and search for it tomorrow. I've got another article in a mag, but that's in a moving box in another house now..
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Old 05-12-2008, 14:01
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2. Road and Track - C8 Spyder Spec Sheet

Not just specs, but also data from the test drive is included in this sheet. And then it is the first cut-through image I have seen of a Spyker!

Road and Track - Data Hub - Spyker C8 Spyder [PDF]

The Road Test article

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This is actually #107, in its former life as the press car
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Old 05-12-2008, 18:46
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Good stuff, Niels! Thanks for sharing

The Road Test article
I noticed the following picture....
I 've seen a Gallardo do this a full weekend, but it's nice to see a Spyker is capable as well............ (Guess this will be obvious )


Rijk, Congrats!!
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