In March 1922, the Dutch nobleman Hugo Baron van Pallandt entered his standard Spyker C4 Tourer in the hill climb held on the Mont de La Turbie near Monte Carlo and won outright with an average speed of 45 km/h. He covered the distance in 11 minutes. In commemoration of this win, the 2006 12 cylinder Spyker would bear the name LaTurbie.
The Spyker C12 LaTurbie, made it's debut in 2005 as the Spyker C12 Spyder (photos below) was be the first Spyker to run the extremely powerful 6.0 L Audi W12 dry sump aluminium engine. This car had a power output of 500 bhp and a gigantic torque of 600 NM. Top speed was 325 km/h or 202 mph with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.9 seconds. Weight of the car was a mere 1400 kg. The car would be fitted with a manual six-speed gearbox.
The C12 LaTurbie was fitted with Spyker's in-house designed 19" AerobladeT wheels as standard. Further specifications included rear wheel drive with Drexler limited slip differential, ABS and a light weight aluminium space frame with integrated roll cage. The double twin exhausts made the overwhelming signature Spyker sound. (ultimatecarpage.com)
There are two variations of the La Turbie. Of this convertible model, 25 have been made and all have been sold. The other variation, a coupe, has a special body designed by Zagato. This is Spyker's third long wheel based car, after the C8 Double12 S and the C8 Double12 Spyder, which have V8 engines instead. The price of the car in 2006 was $290,000 (£253,430). (wikipedia & netcarshow.com)
2005 Spyker C12 Spyder Prototype
(Photos from ultimatecarpage.com, bin3aiah.net)