Forum user "James Bond" aka Daniel, has posted a topic that says a magazine has published an article claiming the Chairman of Spyker Cars to be negotiating with EON Producers to let Bond drive the Spyker Spyder in Bond 20. This is only a rumour, but I've just been looking for some pictures of the Spyker Spyder C8 and love it to bits now! However, I must agree with Daniel that Bond should be driving an Aston Martin again.
Here's some info on the car:
Technical Specifications – Spyker Spyder C8
Full aluminium hand built, mid-engined open sports car with aerodynamic ground effect and electrically operated single hinge tilting doors. Interior trimmed in Connolly leather. Luggage compartment in front and rear, including two made-to-measure Connolly leather suitcases. F1 approved safety fuel bags integrated in left and right inner chassis members.
Full aluminium Audi V8 engine (type S8) with 90-degree block angle. Natural aspiration through eight injection throttle bodies. Four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder. Stainless steel 4-into-1 high performance exhausts on either side of the engine.
Capacity 4172 cc
Power 298 kW (400 bhp) (Stage I)
Torque 480 Nm
Maximum revolutions 7500 rpm
Sequential or manual six-speed gearbox without electronic intervention. Rear wheel drive, with optional limited slip differential. Switchable traction control and ABS.
Chassis and suspension
Aluminium space frame clad with aluminium panels carries fully adjustable F1-style independent suspension, with Koni in board shock absorbers. Uprights CNC machined from solid billets of aluminium.
Decentralised wiring system(Spyker patented)
Twin-circuit brake system with adjustable brake balance. 6-piston aluminium brake callipers at the front, 4-piston aluminium brake callipers at the rear with ventilated brake discs. Brake disc diameter, front and rear, 356/330 mm.
Wheels and tyres
Forged O.Z. alloy rims, (Spyker Aeroblade ™ design) with central locknuts
Front tyres, 225/40ZR 18 (Bridgestone Potenza)
Rear tyres, 255/35ZR 18 (Bridgestone Potenza)
Sizes and weights
Kerb weight 1000 kg
Wheelbase 2550 mm
Front track 1400 mm
Rear track 1580 mm
Length 4050 mm
Width (ex mirrors) 1880 mm
Height 1080 mm
Fuel tank capacity 100 litres
Top speed 300 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds
Sounds good doesn't it!
Here's some pictures:
If you like these Spyker cars as much as me, you can also check out their web site here.
There's a post already on the forums here.
Thanks to Daniel for the news!