Sports this week: Spyker C12 Zagato

Spyker C12 ZagatoAt the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Spyker unveiled the first fruit of his collaboration with the Italian designer Zagato . His name? Spyker C12 Zagato’s a sport that deserves a glance.

This week, the Italian design house Zagato and Coventry Prototype Panels English coachbuilder (CPC) have confirmed their alliance as a joint venture called CPP Milano. What to do with our sport of the week  ? It’s simple. PPC belongs to the group led by the Russian tycoon Vladimir Antonov, also owner since 2010 of … Spyker. As a result, the association with Zagato has created out of dreams of a future model that would be the fruit of this collaboration. We talk for example about the possibility of a new version of the Spyker C8 Aileron.

But in the meantime, the announcement of the creation of CPP Milano us back into our memories. Until March 2007, in fact, when Spyker unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show its new sport: the Spyker C12 Zagato. Here, there is. This is a C12 Zagato designed by and built to mark the arrival of the manufacturer in Formula 1.

For Victor Muller, the model had a place on a market for supercars yet very competitive. “There is a demand for sports except in very limited, as was the case in the 1930s when high net worth passing special orders for bodybuilders on the basis of chassis Rolls-Royce , Bentley , Delage, Delahaye or ‘ , explained at the time the President of Spyker Cars.

Indeed, the Spyker C12 Zagato is very exclusive, produced only 24 copies. And, most importantly, there is the famous leg Zagato. Inspired by the F8-VII Formula 1 (nose, air intakes, fuel cap or rear diffuser), the C12 back then what makes the specificity of the Italian designer. With, in particular, the double bubble roof and rear coda trunk.

Under the hood we find a 6.0-liter V12 500 horsepower to 610 Nm of torque. Transmission is through a manual gearbox or 6-speed sequential. Quite large (4.5 m long and 2.02 m wide) and heavy (1480 kg), the Spyker C12 Zagato still achieves excellent performance: a 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 314 km / h.

If the model does not unanimous at the time, he still deserves a visit. Maybe not so much to spend 495,000 euros requested but, after all, it depends on the thickness of your wallet.Spyker C12 Zagato

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