For those of you who are aware of Spyker, you must have heard of the C8 Aileron. The said model has been around for about eight years now and the Dutch automaker has finally decided to give an end to its life. And to give it a proper goodbye, Spyker will produce the final three examples in the racing inspired LM85 spec, together with matching motorsport-inspired liveries.
To achieve this look, the automaker will make use of exposed rivets to attach the LM85’s body panels to the C8 Aileron. It will be given wider fenders as well. The billet aluminum intakes give the exterior a bright flourish. And since the automaker is only going to build three examples of the vehicle, each one of them will be getting a unique paint job.
One of them will be finished in a Jet Black finish with Crimson Red S accents that decorate the body, while the other one is a reverse of the first one, getting a Crimson Red with Jet Black S accents. The third model will be dressed in Jet Black with a Gold S. All three examples will be getting a two-tone leather inside, paired with an aluminum dashboard, accented with Chronoswiss gauges.
Every Spyker that the company has built in the past eight years is unique and exclusive. But the last three examples of the C8 Aileron will be the epitome of bespoke, showing us what the Spyker brand is all about. This statement came from Victor Muller, Spyker founder and CEO himself, as he talks about the brand’s newest creation.
Under the hood of the Aileron LM85 is a 4.2 liter supercharged V8 that has been borrowed from Audi, paired with a six speed automatic transmission. This engine produces as much as 518 horsepower (386 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque. In only 3.7 seconds, the coupe can effortlessly achieve the 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint from a standstill, plus it has quite an impressive top speed of 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour).
The name LM85 originates from Spyker’s favourite number on the race track. The very first time “LM85” was used was back in 2008 on a road-going C8 LaViolette, which paid tribute to the C8 LaViolette GT2R race car.
It was at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show that Spyker first previewed the C8 Aileron as the updated version of the C8 with a longer wheelbase. Then in 2016, the C8 Preliator took its place in the lineup. And at this year’s Geneva show, the automaker revealed the Preliator Spyder that uses Koenigsegg’s dry sump 5.0 liter V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque.