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Spyker's F1 street racer

2007-03-07 20:44
Celebrating its entry into the world of F1, Spyker's race driver Adrian Sutil removed the wraps from its 368-kW C12 Zagato at the Geneva Motor Show.

Based on Spyker's flagship C12 Spyder (which uses an all-aluminium platform), its styling and several design elements are greatly influenced by the Dutch manufacturer's recent involvement in F1.

"With the F1 team part of the Spyker Group it was decided that the C12 Zagato should embody as many of the Formula 1 design cues as practically possible so as to set a new design vision for future Spyker road car models," Victor Muller, Spyker's CEO commented.

The Spyker C12 Zagato is powered by a 6.0 litre, W12 engine sourced from Volkswagen with outputs of 368 kW and 610 Nm. The car is equipped with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox with F1-style shifts and accelerates from 0-100 km in 3.8 seconds.

Top end on this model is quoted at 320 km/h and the C12 Zagato takes 3.8 seconds to rocket to 100 km/h from a standing start. The car weighs just 1 480 kg.

Zagato's body is constructed of aluminium and several details including the air scoop, mirrors, rain light, fuel flap, diffuser and nose cone are clearly derived from F1.

The full leather interior has a brushed aluminium instrument panel and a panoramic roof with Zagato's signature ?double bubble?.

A limited run of 24 cars will be made available from March.

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