|| four cylinder,
2.5 cylinder, Turbo or naturally aspirated
|| 5 speed
/ 1,980 lbs
The Dutch have always had a penchant for the bizarre and unorthodox.
From their unique 'coffee shops', to their individualist sense
of style the people of Holland have always liked to go their
own way. And that applies to car design as well.
Spyker supercars are from Holland, and whether you love them
or hate them, they really are very different in style to any
other vehicle on the road.
A small independent builder in Eindhoven has given further weight
to the argument by introducing this, the Heynsdyk 2500SF. Designed
and engineered by Ronald Heijnsdijk, the car is based on the
Porsche 944 platform and is essentially a kit car which can
be ordered in component or fully finished form. However instead
of being some sort of generic copy of another the vehicle, the
2500SF has a completely original style which is a mixture of
hits and misses.
The design process took years to complete, but the decision
to base the car on the 944 was made quickly. 100% galvanized,
reliable and readily available.
The front angle is by far and away the worst area of the vehicle
aesthetically. Here a random and mismatched assortment of lights
and grilles come together to form a unique but far from pretty
face. In profile things start to get better, and the proportions
of the car are generally quite pleasing. The car shows off its
best side when viewed from the rear. The well thought out mix
of nicely sculpted roll bars, beefed up wheel arches, neat taillights
and sloping decklid come together very well indeed.
The Heynsdyk 2500SF can be powered by a choice of six different
engines, ranging from a 163 horsepower 2.5 litre 4 cylinder,
up to a 250 horsepower turbocharged 2.5 litre 4 cylinder. The
transmission is handled by a 5 speed manual which sends the
power to the rear wheels.