News - Zusatzinfos - 10.05.2005

Spyker makes its international filmdebut in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction

Press Release, offizielle News von Spyker, Zeewolde:

The Spyker C8 Laviolette has been chosen for a pivotal role in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. Driven by the film's protagonist Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone), the Spyker will be featured in the opening sequence

Victor Muller, CEO Spyker Cars: "We are absolutely thrilled that Spyker has been chosen for Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. Our role in this movie strengthens our position in the top segment of the market for exclusive sports cars. The film will also give our worldwide brand recognition a major impulse. The movie, the plot, the characters and the car are a perfect match. They all combine elements of power, elegance, seduction and suspense. To see our Spyker C8 Laviolette driven by Sharon Stone will be a stunning experience. She embodies the essence of the Spyker driver: entrepreneurial, self-made, demanding and inquisitive. Obviously I can not wait to see our Spyker up on the wide screen. I wish the actors, the director Michael Caton-Jones and his crew every success during the coming strenuous months of filming and production."

The Film
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction will shoot in and around London beginning in April 2005 for a 2006 release by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) in the US and EFD in the UK. In addition to Sharon Stone  the film stars David Morrissey (Derailed, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Hilary and Jackie) as one of Britain's most talented psychiatrists who becomes entangled in Trammell's erotic and deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction also stars Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool, Spy Game), David Thewlis (Kingdom of Heaven, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Hugh Dancy (Shooting Dogs, Ella Enchanted).

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction is directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Shooting Dogs, City by the Sea, The Jackal, Rob Roy, This Boy's Life, Doc Hollywood, Memphis Belle and Scandal). The producers are Joel B. Michaels, Mario Kassar and Andy Vajna.

The Car
The Spyker C8 Laviolette is an elegant two-seat coupe sports car with an aluminium construction and glass canopy reminiscent of a modern jet fighter. It has an all aluminium Audi V8 engine with a power of 400 hp, a top speed of 300 km/h (187 mph) and an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds). The car to be used in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction is chassis number 015 and has a jet black exterior, a lipstick red interior, a turned aluminium dashboard fascia and is fitted with elegant 19"AerobladeT wheels in magnesium featuring five propellers.

Like all Spykers, the Spyker C8 Laviolette is completely hand-built and custom-built by only the best craftsmen of our time using bespoke materials. This spectacular performance car combines state of the art technology, unique design features and engineering excellence.

Quelle/ Text: Spyker Automobielen BV