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The Spyker C8 is a sports car produced by the Dutch automaker Spyker Cars.
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Spyker C8

Spyker C8

Spyker C8
Spyker C8
Manufacturer Spyker Cars
Production 2000–present
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door convertible (Aileron Spyder and Spyder)
2-door coupe (Laviolette, Double and Aileron)
Layout RMR layout
Engine 4.2 L Audi V8, 400 hp (300 kW) to 620 hp (460 kW)
Wheelbase 2575 mm (101 in)
Length 4185 mm (165 in)
Width 1880 mm (74 in)
Height 1080 mm (42 in)
Curb weight 1250 kg (2750 lb)
Predecessor Spyker Silvestris V8

The Spyker C8 is a sports car produced by the Dutch automaker Spyker Cars.


There are several variants of the C8:

  • C8 Spyder SWB (Wide Body)
  • C8 Spyder T
  • C8 Laviolette
  • C8 Laviolette LM85
  • C8 Double 12S
  • C8 Double 12R
  • C8 Spyder GT2-R
  • C8 Laviolette GT2-R
  • C8 Aileron[1]
  • C8 Aileron Spyder[2]
  • C8 Preliator
  • C8 Preliator Spyder

The C8 Spyder is the original base model with an Audi 4.2 litre V8 engine giving the car 400 PS (290 kW) and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The C8 spyder T has a more powerful Audi 4.2 litre V8 twin turbo with 525 PS (386 kW) giving it a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph). The C8 Laviolette has the 400 PS (290 kW) Audi engine but unlike the spyder models that come with a fixed roof with a glass canopy. The C8 Double 12R is a version made specifically for the 24 hours of Le Mans also using the Audi V8 engine with 480 PS (353 kW) and the C8 Double 12S is the street version of this car which has the same glass canopy of the Laviolette and optionally has a 620 PS (460 kW) engine instead of the 400 PS (290 kW) engine from the C8 spyder, giving it a top speed between 301 km/h (187 mph) and 345 km/h (214 mph) depending on the engine. Both Double 12 versions have a modified C8 spyder frame with a longer wheelbase and a bigger fuel tank, 100 litres instead of 75.

The C8 Preliator was officially announced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Only 50 vehicles will be produced. The car has a 4.2l supercharged Audi V8 producing 525hp, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 322km/h. The car either comes with a 6 speed manual Getrag or a 6 speed ZF automatic transmission. As with previous Spyker models, the car has typical aviation inspired design elements such as NACA styled air-inlets. Driver technology has been upgraded as well compared to previous models, with the C8 Preliator gaining a heads-up display and bluetooth connectivity for phones.[3][4]


The Spyder C8 Double 12R's first race was the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2002, though an accident prevented the car from finishing. It also participates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and several other endurance races. Since 2005 it has also participated in FIA GT races in the GT2 class with a Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R.

In popular culture

Appeared in Season 4 e7 of Top Gear (UK) driven by Jeremy Clarkson and The Stig.

The Spyker C8 Laviolette has been featured in movies like Basic Instinct 2, War, and Fast & Furious 6. The Spyker C8 was also featured in a 2010 commercial for Reese's Puffs.

Spyker cars have also been featured in a number of videogames, as follows:

Model Videogames
C8 Laviolette Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 6, Gran Turismo Concept: 2002 Tokyo-Geneva, Project Gotham Racing 4, Test Drive Unlimited
C8 Laviolette LM85 Forza Motorsport 3, Forza Motorsport 4
C8 Spyder Test Drive Unlimited
C8 Spyder GT2R-R Race Pro, Race Driver: Grid, GTR Evolution
C8 Double 12 S Project Gotham Racing 3
C8 Aileron Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 4, Test Drive Unlimited 2, The Crew
C8 Aileron Spyder Test Drive Unlimited 2
  1. ^ "First Drive: 2009 Spyker C8 Aileron Video". YouTube. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder - World Debut". YouTube. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  3. ^ Spyker Official website (2016) - World Debut for the Spyker C8 Preliator, article retrieved March 2, 2016
  4. ^ Jonathon Klein for Automobilemag (2016) - A Mechanical Beauty, the Spyker C8 Preliator, article retrieved March 2, 2016

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