The exclusive Spyker Laviolette sports coupe will take a starring role in the new movie Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction – as long as Hollywood star Sharon Stone can cope with a manual transmission.
Spyker has offered Stone special lessons in clutch control so she won’t lurch down the street in the sleek Dutch 300kph supercar.
The film’s opening scenes will feature Stone’s character, mystery writer Catherine Tramell, driving a E230,000 Spyker C8 Laviolette coupe around London.
Spyker has delivered two identical left-hand-drive Laviolettes to Pinewood Studios’ set – and two dummy models without running gear.
“We’re very exclusive,” says Spyker spokeswoman Sylvia Hugenholz. “We only make 50 cars a year and our image fits very well with the character that Sharon Stone plays.”
When the film shooting is over in late July, Spyker will auction off one of the Basic Instinct cars, but an Internet auction like the one where the Volkswagen Golf previously owned by Pope Benedict XVI was sold last month.
Says Hugenholz: “We are not planning to put the car on eBay.”