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A Silver Spyker C8 Spyder Convertible

Spyker is a supercar manufacturer located in the , and it was founded in 1999. The company's logo displays the propeller blades of an airplane, a reference to the historic company which manufactured aircraft under the Spyker name.

The first model they produced, the Spyker C8 (the Spyder model is shown above), came equipped with a 4.2 liter V8 engine designed by Audi. Between the years 2002 and 2006, the C8 Double 12 S was produced, which was available from the factory with 5 different levels of performance ranging from Stage I (400 HP) to Stage V (620 HP).

From 2002 to 2006, Spyker built the C12 La Turbie with an V12 engine capable of 500 horsepower. Between 2003 and 2007, Spyker built the C8 Spyder T, with the Twin turbo being developed in conjunction with Cosworth from England.