There are many New York Car enthusiasts who have not even heard of Spyker. So Manhattan Motor Cars find the Spyker a true rarity in the exotic car market. You might be the first of your friends to own one. Since from 2000-2012 only 400 Spyker cars were sold. Due to the fact, the independent company hand builds Spyker cars so the amount of owners is limited.
The Spyker name goes back to the 19th century. Started by two brothers, Jacobus and Hendrik Spijker, the first car was built in Amsterdam. The name was changed to Spyker in 1903 for easier recognition. The Spijker brothers created introduced the 60/80HP, a six-cylinder engine with a permanent four-wheel drive and four-wheel brakes. The 60/80HP was truly advanced for its time. Due to the start of World War 1, Spyker merged with a Dutch aircraft company and built aircrafts during the war. The company designed post-war cars like the Spyker C4 which was popular for such power and durability. However, business couldn’t take off after the war and Spyker halt building cars in 1925.
74 years later, a pair of Dutch businessmen, Victor Muller and Maarten De Bruijn, purchased the rights to the name and continued to build supercars. Because of Spyker’s unique history with aero crafts, it has been reflected in the details of the new cars. In 2000, Spyker began building exclusive sports cars like the 400BHP C8 Spyder and C8 Laviolette with an elegant glass roof. Both cars were rated at the top speed of 190 MPH. The first Spyker C8 was finally available to the U.S. in 2009. For the few drivers who had the experience of the Spyker C8, they can tell you that this is a true exotic sports car. Its hand built quality boasts impressive performance and aircraft-inspired design. Since then, more Spyker models have been added to the lineup. The D12/ D8, C12 and E8/E12. So if you are searching for a true exotic car, Manhattan Motor cars in New York City suggests you to consider the Spyker. With a long history and true to its roots, this car will be the last exotic care that you will ever need.