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Spyker - Beyond the Batmobile - The Ultimate Sports Car!

Updated on January 13, 2015

A Dutch Car Maker of Super Cars - Former Airplane Manufacturer

It was love at first sight when I first saw the Spyker. The Spyker is a "super car" - an elite speed machine engineered with artistic flair from every possible angle - inside and out. The Spyker is THE only car that is beyond the Bat mobile for me! Look at the exquisite detailing, look at the crafted angles, look at the interior design - there simply are not compatibles for this super car - this is the ultimate of all super cars.

The Fairy Tale From Even Longer Before - From the Same Country as Van Gogh and Rembrandt

And the fairly tale should come as no surprise - the Dutch have brought us fine artwork for centuries - even before the Golden Carriage. For you see, Spyker is Dutch - this remarkable automobile called the Spyker and the idyllic "Golden Carriage" - are both from the very same country that produced great artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

One look at the extreme artistry - there is no surprise - the artistry must be in the genes!

The Fairy Tale From Long Ago - The Golden Carriage

Spyker also is the manufacturer of another dream vehicle - the Golden Carriage - an exquisite Cinderella dream - a horse drawn gilded carriage still used even today by the Dutch royalty. The pictures below are truly fairly tale. Stay tuned with us until the end and check out the royal golden carriage.

A Little History - Delayed Sale and Possible Assassination Attempt on Spyker Owner

The Saab sale to Spyker originally delayed due to investor ties with Russian Mafia - reported February 2010 by Fox news.

Whether true or not, the other piece of history that is interesting in a couple of month before, the owner had an attempted assassination.

Alexander Antonov, the owner of Dutch super car company Spyker was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt while leaving his Moscow residence March 2009.

Spyker - Wings UP!

photo courtesy of autoguide.com
photo courtesy of autoguide.com
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photo courtesy of sacarfan.co.za
phot courtesy of sacarfan.co.za
phot courtesy of sacarfan.co.za

A Spyker - From the Beginning and More

The Dutch car manufacturer was founded in 1880 by coachbuilders Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker. In1903, the owners changed the name from Spijer to Spyker. Spijer started out in Hilversum and in 1898 relocated to their current location Trompenburg, Amsterdam.

1898 marked a wonderful and memorable year in Spijer's history with the creation of a carriage fit for a queen - the "Golden Carriage" - this horse drawn carriage is still used even today by the Dutch royalty.

1 year later, Spijer started building automobiles - in 1899 with the launching of their first in 1900! What a way to start the new century!

And in 1903, the world's first four-wheel drive car was built - complete with four-wheel brakes!

1905 was denoted by a round radiator grille - and mimiced by many other fellow automobile makers of the time.

Spyker cars were featured in the Jet Li/Jason Statham movie War. In 2010 Spyker Cars purchased Saab Automobile from General Motors and became part of Saab Spyker Automobiles.

In .....Spyker launched the C8 Aileron which is described in detailed from the Spyker press releases detailed above.

Scissor Doors - Glass Roof and Air Inlets - Very Stylized

The origins of Spyker's aeronatics live on even today with Spyker's artistic flair - glass roof scissor doors (not gull wing doors - scissor doors - there is a big difference!) and turbine style air inlets.


Aileron - Trim on Wing of Airplane - Little Wing

photo courtesy of Wikipedia.com
photo courtesy of Wikipedia.com

The Aileron

The Spyker model "Aileron" is appropriately named - it is derived from aeronautics and is from French meaning little wing. it is this little wing that helps fly the plane more precisely.

The C8 Aileron C8 Aileron by Spyker is available in 16 standard colours, but customers may choose any other color they wish including well as the Spyker Squadron GT2 color scheme as an option . Pricing begins at US$250 000.


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photo courtesy of sacarfan.co.za
photo courtesy of sacarfan.co.za
photo courtesy of sacarfan.co.za

1903 Model Spyker - First 4x4 - Ever!

photo courtesy of spykerowner.com
photo courtesy of spykerowner.com

1903 Spyker scale model The first four-wheel drive car in the world was produced by Spyker - complete with four-brakes too!


Spyker C8 Spyder Test Drive - Factory

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BBC: Spyker Car Review - Top Gear

Spyker C8 Spyder Fly-By and Accelerating

Spyker C8 Spyder Sound

The Golden Carriage - the Carriage of the Dutch Royal Family

The Golden Carriage is owned literally by the Dutch Royal Family. It is stated to be used only once a year and of course only the King and Queen are carried in this exquisite piece of art. This carrier is hand made of teak with gold relief. It is beautiful example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail the only Spyker could carry out gracefully.


The Dutch "Golden Carriage" Built by Spyker

photo courtesy of ritzsie.nl
photo courtesy of ritzsie.nl
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photo courtesy of wassenaardailyphoto.blogspot.com

Photos from One Century of Exotic Cars by riztsite.nl

Spyker - What Car Dreams are Really Made of!

Spyker is certainly beyond the Batmobile. The first time I saw one - it was love at first sight. This exotic sports car is truly a car lovers dream!

And to prove my point - here is the Batmobile!

Batmobiles from FuzedFilm.com

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1966 Batmobile - 1954 Lincoln Ventura photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com1990 & 1992 Batmobile photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com1995 Batmobile (The Kilmer Car) photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com1997 Batmobile  (The Pratmobile)
1966 Batmobile - 1954 Lincoln Ventura photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1966 Batmobile - 1954 Lincoln Ventura photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1990 & 1992 Batmobile photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1990 & 1992 Batmobile photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1995 Batmobile (The Kilmer Car) photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1995 Batmobile (The Kilmer Car) photo courtesy of fuzedfilm.com
1997 Batmobile  (The Pratmobile)
1997 Batmobile (The Pratmobile)

Famous Dutch Artists - Rembrandt and Van Gogh

When I first learned of Spyker, I wasn't surprized that it was a Dutch design. I was surprised that I have never seen a real one in my life (oh, I am not that sheltered!)!

Dutch painters such as Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) are greatly admired.

Please enjoy their masterpieces below - surely you have noticed these great works of art - more famous than the current masterpieces of the Dutch Spyker - albeit just as masterful.

Rembrandt's Work of Art

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David Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul. 1627 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.comThe Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. 1631 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.comThe Angel Stopping Abraham from Sacrificing Isaac to God. 1635. - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
David Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul. 1627 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
David Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul. 1627 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. 1631 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. 1631 - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
The Angel Stopping Abraham from Sacrificing Isaac to God. 1635. - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com
The Angel Stopping Abraham from Sacrificing Isaac to God. 1635. - photo courtesy of abcgallery.com

Van Gogh's Body of Work

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Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, depicts the Rhne River at night. Photo courtesy of wikipedia commonsIrises (1889), Getty Center, Los Angeles Wheatfield with Crows, c.1890 - photo courtesy of art.com
Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, depicts the Rhne River at night. Photo courtesy of wikipedia commons
Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, depicts the Rhne River at night. Photo courtesy of wikipedia commons
Irises (1889), Getty Center, Los Angeles
Irises (1889), Getty Center, Los Angeles
Wheatfield with Crows, c.1890 - photo courtesy of art.com
Wheatfield with Crows, c.1890 - photo courtesy of art.com

Spykers - How Exclusive - So Exclusive - The Care Are Not Traded!

Rumor has it that Spykers are not traded. Once you own a Spyker - you forever own a Spyker - very interesting take on the ultimate in elitism. 

Yes, eBay has a scaled model for us to trade but that is it!

Once you own a Spyker - you forever own that Spyker. From what I can find out on the Internet - that rumor may very well be true.

Spyker is certainly what dreams are made of - and most certainly beyond the Batmobile! A true work of art on wheels!

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    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      The North Face Feahter,

      You are right - 007 style!

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      The North Face Feahter 7 years ago

      cool, it's just 007 style ,amazing!thanks for your sharing!

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      The Spyker is a car with history and style. What an amazing car. What a great hub. Cheers!

    • dohn121 profile image

      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow. Truly amazing. You're fascination and passion for all things of beauty certainly shines here. I don't even want to know how long this hub took you to create! Thanks and hats off to you!