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Dieselstation Car Forums _ Frozen _ 1903 Spyker

Posted by: moe89 May 5 2005, 04:38 PM

"In 1903 Spyker introduced the extremely advanced 60/80 HP. It was the first car with a six-cylinder engine as well as permanent four-wheel drive and four-wheel brakes. In the same period Spyker introduced its patented "dust shield chassis," a chassis fitted with a streamlined under tray the prevented the car from making dust on unpaved roads. It was innovations such as these that characterized the Spyker cars, which quickly became famous for their quality and the ruggedness of their engineering. The Spyker models, with their characteristic circular radiators, were especially successful in the Dutch East Indies and in Britain, where Spyker became known as "the Rolls-Royce of the continent."




ok, so it is 1903
this car has a 6 cynlider engine
first car with permanent AWD and 4-wheeled brakes
available with 60 or 80hp(astronomical at the time since other cars had under 10hp tongue.gif)!
Really, this is a legend in it self

Posted by: PHiX May 5 2005, 04:46 PM

Yeah, I gotta agree. If what you say is true then 60hp in 1903 is insane.

Posted by: moe89 May 5 2005, 04:52 PM

QUOTE(PHiX @ May 5 2005, 04:46 PM)
Yeah, I gotta agree. If what you say is true then 60hp in 1903 is insane.

it is true, and just for a perspective the Ford Model A had under 8 HP. and dont forget the AWD, and 4-wheel braking, and 6 cylinder engine.

Posted by: BankieVR6 May 5 2005, 05:10 PM

not AWD... 4WD. they are very different. but none the less, that car is pretty advanced! too bad spyker makes such ugly ass cars nowadays...

Posted by: moe89 May 5 2005, 06:01 PM

QUOTE(BankieVR6 @ May 5 2005, 05:10 PM)
not AWD... 4WD. they are very different. but none the less, that car is pretty advanced! too bad spyker makes such ugly ass cars nowadays...

your right, my mistake it should be 4WD

Posted by: Cyclone May 5 2005, 06:42 PM

I want one of those bitching mustashios!

Posted by: PAULIE_D May 5 2005, 07:05 PM

QUOTE(Cyclone @ May 5 2005, 10:42 PM)
I want one of those bitching mustashios!

Every time I let my moustache grow... I shave it off...

Makes me look like a gang banger. (and I mean that in a non-sexual way)

Posted by: Halflifehavock13 May 6 2005, 07:37 AM

Moe89 has a Goatee.

Posted by: snakefood May 6 2005, 07:40 AM

really 60/80 HP ? i want it!!!!

Posted by: moe89 May 6 2005, 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Halflifehavock13 @ May 6 2005, 07:37 AM)
Moe89 has a Goatee.

X.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: PHiX May 6 2005, 11:14 AM



So do I. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Raven May 6 2005, 11:37 AM

QUOTE(BankieVR6 @ May 5 2005, 05:10 PM)
not AWD... 4WD. they are very different. but none the less, that car is pretty advanced! too bad spyker makes such ugly ass cars nowadays...

What's the difference between AWD and 4WD?

By the way, fantastic car for its time.

Posted by: Autovisie May 7 2005, 06:32 AM

Dude!! I was in the museum where http://www.supload.com/012005/1903_Spyker_60-80_HP_fl3q.jpg pic was taken on Friday

Posted by: moe89 May 22 2005, 03:20 PM

will someone just vote so this can get put on the wall?

Posted by: nismo May 22 2005, 03:41 PM

For its time, that is REALLY good. I voted Ice cold.

Posted by: Banglemobile Mar 27 2006, 07:51 AM

Nice car, way ahead of its time.

How many Lord Lucans can you fit in a Spyker?

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