The Spyker C12 Zagato is an all aluminium back wheel drive sports vehicle, based on the Spyker C12 Spyder. The Spyker C12 is powered by the 6. 0liter, 12 cylinder, 500 bph W12 motor from Volkswagen AG and accelerates from 0-100 km (0-60 mph) in 3. 8 seconds. The Spyker C12 Zagato is equipped with a six-speed manual or automatic gear box with F1 style shifting, Chronoswiss instruments and a Zagato developed full leather dashboard with brushed aluminium instrument panel. The Spyker C12 Zagato has an aluminium body with stainless metal roof rails and has many F1 derived layout details such as an F1 nose, air scoop, chimneys, mirrors, rain light, fuel flap and diffuser. It has a panoramic roof that features the Double Bubble, a typical Zagato style element. The Spyker C12 Zagato has a length of 4. 5 m, a width of 2. 02 m excluding mirrors, a height of 1. 25 m and weighs 1480 kg. The fuel tank capacity is 70 litres (15. 4 gallons). Top speed is 310 km/h (193 mph).
The Spyker and Zagato Atelier brands perfectly align because of their common aeronautical origins and because of the shared passion of Victor Muller and myself for sports vehicles states Andrea Zagato. Nevertheless Victor, before starting this extraordinary adventure with Spyker, was a Zagato collector owning vehicles like the Flaminia SS and TZ. Together with our neo-classical approach, this Spyker C12 Zagato shows the features of Zagato Atelier for high-tech and non traditional solutions.
Norihiko Harada, designer of the new Spyker C12 Zagato, adds: All Spyker vehicles have their own very original style: the aeronautical retrospective style co-exists with craftsmanship and elegance. The new Zagato body becomes even more original, aggressive and sensual at the same time. It features a new double bubble panoramic roof , F1 influenced nose and air intakes, chimney and a coda tronca, the typical Zagato cut off tail end.
Maintaining Spyker's look-and-feel philosophy, Zagato layout put all these components together and created an extremely stimulating example of contemporary exotic high performance sports vehicle by using typical modern Zagato lines which started from the Raptor Zagato in 1996.
Nissan Motor Co. , Ltd. announced the release of the 2012 Nissan GT-R. The new model goes on sale November 24, 2011 in Japan and arrives in European showrooms in January 2012.
Significant enhancments to the motor, chassis and transmission, plus a new lightweight For TRACK PACK version (currently available in some sphere such as Japan, UK), which accentuates the pure performance potential of the Nissan GT-R are the key changes to Nissan's main model for the 2012 model year.
When it was launched, the iconic Nissan GT-R created a new type of super vehicle. Performance and handling were exceptional, of course, but more importantly the car's potential was accessible to all drivers under all conditions. It was greeted with universal applause but Nissan's policy of constant development means the Nissan GT-R continues to evolve.
The latest version, which is due on sale in Europe in January 2012, is the most efficient yet. It provides even greater performance but this is allied to enhanced economy and lower emissions to offer further excitement to drivers and passengers.