Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 represents the latest addition from the Dutch manufacturer and has been built and designed in the spirit of the Spyker Squadron GT2 race cars. The LM85 name comes from the starting number of the GT2 cars that had been competing in the Le Mans series since 2002.

The new C8 Laviolette LM85 will be built in a very limited edition of just 24 units, each featuring a lightweight aluminium body, an 4.2-litre V8 engine built by Audi and capable to deliver 400 hp connected to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox and a Drexler limited slip differential.

The vehicle can sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds while the top speed is limited to 200 km/h (186 mph). In order to stop the car safely the vehicle features black AP Racing 6-piston brake calipers featuring AP Racing logo.

At the exterior the vehicle includes a Burnt Almond Orange color with Gun Metal S logo, side mirrors in body color, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler and a GT2 windscreen streamer. The body kit is completed by the the black powder coated alloy wheels. The interior features an ample use of black leather and alcantara which is originally meant to reduce light reflection during racing.

The black floor mats are also special and made of fire protective material, finished with orange piping and the LM85 logo embroidered. As a bonus each of the 24 lucky owners of the car will also receive a special edition Spyker Chronoswinss 24H Pilot watch featuring a orange crocodile strap and the number of the car engraved on the case.

The big surprise will be though the invitation at Le Mans in a special VIP Hospitality weekend in June 2009 which will include: Two Round-Trip Business class tickets from city of residence to Amsterdam, the Netherlands Two Round-Trip tickets from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on board of the Spyker to Le Mans Airport in France Passes to the 24 Hours of Le Mans race track on June 13/14, 2009; Passes to the Spyker Hospitality Area; Passes to the Spyker VIP Lounge Pit walk Dinner with founder and CEO of Spyker, Victor Muller; Meet & Greet with Spyker Squadron members and race drivers; Access to the pit lane during the race; Saturday night accomodation at the Spyker Hotel; All food and beverages Spyker cap and Le Mans Team Wear.

Press Release

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Spyker Cars N.V., manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars, proudly presents the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 – the road version of its GT2 LeMans car. The Spyker Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be built as a limited edition of 24 units maximum, and will be available in both left and right hand drive. Production of the LM85 commences this quarter.

The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminium Audi 4.2 Litre V8 engine producing 400 bhp. This is paired to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a Drexler limited slip differential. ABS is standard. The use of aluminium parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the car.

Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characteristics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the all aluminium chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal ‘S’ logo), side mirrors in body colour, a carbon fibre rear spoiler, and GT2 windscreen streamer. Behind the black powder coated alloy wheels, black AP Racing 6 piston brake calipers with AP Racing logo appear. The LM85 can optionally be equipped with Le Mans sticker sets as well as a customised LM85 car cover.

The ample use of black leather and alcantara, which is originally meant to reduce light reflection during racing, has been finished with orange contrast stitching and characterizes the unique interior of the LM85. The dashboard instrument panel is made of turned aluminium. Each car will feature a personalised LM85 serial plaque. On request, Chronoswiss dials and switches can be installed and are virtually identical to the Chronoswiss 24Hours Pilot Watch every LM85 owner receives with his car. The black floor mats are made of fire protective material, finished with orange piping and the LM85 logo embroidered.

As mentioned above, every LM85 owner receives a special edition Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap. The serial number of the car will be engraved on the case of this exquisite time piece. Additionally, all LM85 owners are offered an exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality weekend at the 24H of Le Mans in 2009.

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