1. Spyker Spyder Car For Bond 20?

    By David Winter on 2001-08-02

    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.


    Engine design
    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.


    Electrical system
    Decentralised wiring system(Spyker patented)


    Brake system
    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:

    Another picture here

    And another one here

    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!