The Spyker Company is founded by two Dutch brothers, Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker in 1880, who are blacksmiths by profession. At first, the ambitious brothers concentrated on building and maintaining carriages in Hilversum, The Netherlands. The Spijker brothers built their first Benz-engined motorcar with which they won immediate acclaim for the craftsmanship of its bodywork.
Spyker experiences its first major highlight when the opulent “Golden State Coach” is delivered to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands in 1901. It is still used for ceremonial Dutch events in the 21st century. In 1903, the company introduces the Spyker 60HP Grand Prix racer, the world’s first six cylinder four-wheel drive car. The Spyker Company ceases trading in 1925.
Seventy-five years after the original company disappeared, the brand is resurrected. On October 17, 2000 the new Spyker N.V., unveils the Spyker C8 Spyder at the Birmingham Motor Show. The Dutch company’s aluminum bodied convertible features intricate detailing and modern style throughout. Power is provided by Audi in the form of their latest V8, tuned to over 400bhp for the C8. Spyker claims a 300kmh (186mph) max, which seems quite plausible. Stopping power is equally impressive thanks to 36cm 6-pot AP vented disks all round.
Manhattan Motorcars has a wide selection of New York Spykers to choose from in our Manhattan, New York car dealership. We understand that our customers expect the best and our lineup of Spyker new cars delivers on those expectations. Manhattan Motorcars has all of the new 2013 Spyker models available for lease or purchase. If you’re looking for a great deal on your next new Spyker purchase, new Spyker specials or Spykers C-8 Lease, then you have come to the right place!