2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 US review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 21 November 2008 , 10:11:20 byVeronica

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Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 US

Spyker Cars revealed the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, the road version of its GT2 Le Mans car. The model will be built as a limited edition of 24 units maximum and will be available in both left and right hand drive. It is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 400 BHP and 480 nm of torque. The output is being sent to the rear wheels through a manual 6-speed transmission. The use of aluminum parts and other lightweight material results in an impressive power-to-weight ration and underline the GT2 racing heritage of the car. In terms of safety, the carmaker equipped the model with airbag steering wheel, 3-point restraining system, remote-controlled central locking system, alarm system with immobilizer and bi-xenon headlights. All LM85 owners are offered an exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality weekend at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 2009.

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 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 aluminum body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminum Audi 4.2 liter 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 aluminum parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the car.

Exterior
Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characteristics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the all aluminum chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal `S` logo), side mirrors in body color, a carbon fiber 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.

Interior
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 aluminum. 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.

Extra features
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.

Exterior Features

Body colours: Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal "S" logo
Side mirrors in Gun Metal
GT2 carbon fibre rear spoiler in Burnt Almond Orange
Spyker GT2 windscreen streamer
Towing eye and towing ring in orange
Charcoal tinted polycarbonate roof panels
Aluminium front body gurney
19" Black Aeroblade Wheels with central wheel nut
Black AP Racing logo`ed calipers

Interior Features

Airbag steering wheel trimmed in black alcantara and black perforated leather grab areas; orange stitch
Dashboard top panel trimmed in black alcantara; orange stitch
Centre tunnel and sills trimmed in black quilted alcantara; orange stitch
Knee area dashboard and glove box trimmed in black quilted leather; orange stitch
Door panels in black leather; quilted inlays in black quilted alcantara; orange stitch
Roof upholstery in black alcantara
Trunk panels in black quilted leather; orange stitch
Fire protective floor mats in black; orange piping; LM85 logo embroidered
Dashboard instrument panel in turned aluminium
Personalised LM85 serial plaque
Spyker logos in head rests
Extinguisher system mounted at passenger`s side
Special engine covers (silk black)
Whisper mode operated exhaust system

Additional Features

Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap; LM85 serial number engraved
Exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality 24H LeMans 2009 weekend

Optional Features

Sticker set 1 (number 85, driver`s name and national flag)
Sticker set 2 (Complete 2009 LeMans sponsors)
Chronoswiss dials and switches
Car cover; black with orange piping; LM85 serial number embroidered

Safety & Security

Driver`s airbag steering wheel
3 Point restraining system, integral steel seat-belt support structure
Remote-controlled central locking system
Alarm system with immobilizer
Bi-Xenon headlights
Technical Specifications

Body & Chassis

Frame: Structural Aluminium Space Frame
Body: Full aluminium body
Suspension: Fully independent and adjustable aluminium wishbone suspension Koni F1 Shock absorbers, Eibach Springs, anti roll bar
Active safety: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Calipers: Aluminium AP Racing calipers
Brake discs (front - rear): Ø356 mm (14") - Ø330 mm (13") AP Racing
Pistons (front/rear): 6/4 AP Racing
Wheels (front - rear): 8,5J x Ø19" - 9,5J x Ø19"
Tyres (front - rear): 235/35 R19 - 265/30 R19
Rear spoiler: Fixed wing

Engine & Transmission

Engine type: Mid-mounted V8, 40 Valve
Engine capacity: 4172 CC (254.6 cu in.)
Maximum Power: 298 Kw (400 hp)
Maximum torque: 480 Nm
Maximum revolutions: 7500 rpm
Fuel Injection System: Multi-Point with Electronic Ignition
Differential: Drexler Limited Slip Differential
Gearbox: Synchromesh 6-Speed Transaxle, Getrag manual gearbox

Dimensions

Wheel base 2575 mm (101")
Front track 1400 mm (55")
Rear track 1580 mm (62")
Length 4185 mm (165")
Width ex mirrors 1880 mm (74")
Height 1245 mm (49")
Kerb weight 1275 Kg (2805 lbs)
Weight distribution: front / rear 43% / 57%
Specific Power: kg/hp 3.125
Max. Allowable Weight 1500 kg
Max. Allowable Weight in trunk 50 kg

Consumption (in accordance with Dir. EC/1999/100)

Urban cycle: 19,0 L/100 km
Extra urban cycle: 10,0 L/100 km
Combined: 13,3 L/100 km
CO2 emission 315 g/km
Consumption US (in accordance with US EPA guidelines)

Urban cycle: 13 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 12 to 18 MPG
Extra urban cycle: 18 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 16 to 24 MPG
Combined: 15 mpg
Tank capacities

Fuel tank: 60 litres (15,9 gallons)
Engine oil: 8 litres (2,1 gallons)
Engine coolant: 20 litres (5,3 gallons)