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Old 18-05-2009, 22:50
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Photographed in the factory in 2004 by SV12.com, the Taiwain dealer.

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Old 19-05-2009, 01:00
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The enige bay looked way different back then, in fact, the whole car did. And I must say over all it has improved a lot!
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Old 19-05-2009, 01:08
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The original has no interior mirror nor a window between the engine and the passenger compartment.

The cut-off tube on the inside of the doors are now used for the electrical windows switches. However, on this car they seem to be used as interior vents. This goes better with the design, but might not have been very effective.
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Old 19-05-2009, 01:12
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More observations:

Different pedal box

Silver dials

No door-entry lights at the bottom of the doors
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Old 19-05-2009, 01:13
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And more:

Modular (?) propeller wheels

Cross drilled rather than slotted brake rotors
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Old 19-05-2009, 02:15
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And the air scoop in the roof was functional; all of the scoops on the current cars are fakes! They lead nowhere!
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Old 19-05-2009, 11:29
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Which I think is a crying shame, I looooove functionality. If it isn't functional, just don't do it. Most of the time form following function looks better anyway. What do you think?
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Old 19-05-2009, 13:13
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I typically agree, but sometimes you need to have some elements of style. I like the look of the scoops; the polished metal is a nice accent. However, when I was looking at #164, I couldn't believe it when I realized the scoops were blocked off.

It would be interesting to have someone photoshop a Spyker with the scoops eliminated!
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Old 19-05-2009, 16:02
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Yes I wonder what that would look like, a bit dull I guess. I admit that the scoops add a sense of style and balance the overall look of the car, but I also recall an early press release in which Victor Muller prided himself for building cars on which all scoops, slots, etc. were functional. I used to always doubt that because for instance the vents in frot of and behind the front wheels lead to a side structure which houses the fuel tanks, so there couldn't be any airflow there. Also, as far as I am aware no real aerodynamic studies and tests were done before finalizing the design of the C8. I could live with that, but the fact that virtually NONE of the vents, slots and scoops are functional is stretching it a bit for me.

Edit: I made an impression but it leaves a lot to be desired as I only have Paint. But hey, better than nothing!
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Old 19-05-2009, 16:58
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There is at least one Spyker without the air intake on the roof: http://www.spykerowner.com/forum/uno...nge-china.html
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