Het gaat erg lekker met Spyker. De aandelen doen het goed, de D12 Peking-To-Paris vindt gretig aftrek en ook de filmindustrie heeft Spyker ontdekt. Spyker is nu in de bios te bewonderen in Basic Instinct 2 en de opnames van de volgende film waarin Spyker te zien zal zijn, zijn reeds begonnen. het gaat om de film Rogue met acteurs Jet Li en Jason Statham…
Volgens Spyker directeur Victor Muller, was Rogue regisseur Philip Attwell behoorlijk onder de indruk toen hij Spyker zag op de Auto Show in LA. Hij heeft het bnedrijf uit Zeewolde vervolgens benaderd zodat Jet Li wat rondjes kan rijden in een Spyker. Inmiddels zijn drie auto’s op de set in Canada afgeleverd: twee C8 Spyders en een C12 LaTurbie.
Het volledige persbericht:
Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 6 April 2006 – Spyker Cars has been chosen for
another major Hollywood motion picture. The Spyker C8 Spyder and the
Spyker C12 LaTurbie will make their international film debut in the
Lionsgate action thriller ROGUE starring Jet Li and Jason Statham. The
Spyker C8 Spyder, a 400 horsepower convertible sports car, has a key role
in the movie. It will be driven by the movie’s main character and
protagonist, ROGUE (Jet Li) during, amongst other, several sensational
driving scenes. The 500 horsepower Spyker C12 LaTurbie has a supporting
role. Spyker has delivered three cars (two C8 Spyders and the C12
LaTurbie) to the set. Filming started in March 2006 in Vancouver, Canada
and will wrap in May 2006.
Victor Muller, CEO Spyker Cars, says: “Philip Attwell, ROGUE’s director,
was immediately impressed by our cars when he first saw them at the Los
Angeles Auto Show. He approached us on the spot for the use of a Spyker
for the movie’s main character, ROGUE (Jet Li). There is no doubt in my
mind that this is a wonderful opportunity for us. Jet Li and Jason Statham
are both such successful actors. Also, Jet Li’s appearance and
international star status and the movie itself are a perfect match with
our sleek and powerful cars. Our role in ROGUE will continue to strengthen
and further confirm our position in the top segment of the market for
exclusive sports cars. As both actors are also leading international
stars, ROGUE will give our worldwide brand recognition another major
impulse. We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this exciting movie.”
ROGUE is an engaging, high-crime thriller which will have audiences on the
edge of their seats. Lionsgate has acquired the screenplay ROGUE by
Gregory Bradley and Lee Anthony-Smith. Lead actors are Jet Li and Jason
Statham. Philip Atwell will direct it with Cory Yuen as the Martial Arts
Action director. Producer of the film is Steve Chasman, Current
Entertainment, in association with Lionsgate (www.Lionsgate.com). Steven
Chasman has also produced action thrillers such as The Transporter 2.
The Spyker C8 Spyder is an elegant two-seat convertible sports car with an
all aluminium Audi V8 engine with 400 hp, a top speed of 300 km/h (187
mph) and an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.5
seconds). The car has a manual six-speed gearbox, rear wheel drive with
limited slip differential and ABS. The lack of a header rail creates an
unobstructed view causing a sensational open air feeling. Prices for the
Spyker C8 Spyder start at 216.500 euro ($ 269,500), excluding options, any
taxes and ex factory.
The Spyder used in ROGUE (chassis number 020) has a silver exterior, a
burgundy red interior, a turned aluminium dashboard fascia and is fitted
with elegant 19″AerobladeT wheels in magnesium with central locking
featuring five propellers.
The Spyker C8 Spyder was voted ‘Best New Exotic Car 2006′ by duPont
Registry’s prestigious car magazine Exotic Car Buyers Guide, chosen from
more than 100 cars. The C8 Spyder was also chosen by the luxury lifestyle
magazine Robb Report for its December 2005 Ultimate Gift Guide which
features 21 extraordinary and ultimate gifts only.
The race version of this car, the Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, has been entered
in 10 races for the 2006 season, including the entire 2006 Le Mans
Endurance Race Series, the 12-hours of Sebring and the 24-hours of Le Mans
and some FIA GT races. Spyker has entered two cars for each race.
The Spyker C12 LaTurbie is a powerful 500 bhp two-seat convertible sports
car with an automated manual six-speed gearbox and which runs a W12
engine. The top speed is 315 km/h (196 mph) with an acceleration of 0-100
km/h in 3.9 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds). The C12 LaTurbie is fitted
with Spyker’s in-house designed 19″ AerobladeT wheels as standard. Further
specifications include rear wheel drive with Drexler limited slip
differential, ABS and a light weight aluminum space frame with integrated
roll cage. The double twin exhausts produces the signature Spyker sound.
Prices, including glass hard top, start at 276.500 Euro ($362,500),
excluding any taxes and ex factory.
The Spyker C12 LaTurbie used in Rogue (chassis number 055) has a Royal
Blue exterior, a magnolia yellow interior and a turned aluminum dashboard
All Spykers are completely hand-built and custom-built using bespoke
materials. The spectacular performance cars combine state of the art
technology, unique design features and engineering excellence. Spyker is
carried by passion for heritage, design, craftsmanship, performance and