2003→2007 Spyker C8 Spyder T


2003→2007 Spyker C8 Spyder T

2003→2007 Spyker C8 Spyder T

At the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 2003 Spyker announced that it would unveil a twin turbo variant of its C8 Spyder at the IAA. In cooperation with Cosworth Technology of North Hampton (www.cosworth-technology.co.uk), a wholly owned Audi subsidiary, the Audi V8 twin turbo engine is prepared for use in a Spyker C8 Spyder.

In order to cope with the increased engine output (525 instead of 400 BHP) the Spyker C8 Spyder T has a wider track, extended wheel arches incorporated into the body and a small rear spoiler. Moreover, the car has additional front wing louvres, sill louvres and Konis newest four way F1 show absorbers.

It is anticipated that the Spyder T will go into production into the second half of 2004 with the intention of building 25 prior to the 2005 race season and to homologate it for events both under ACO (Le Mans and American Le Mans series rules) as well as under FIA GT rules. The launch of the Spyker C8 Spyker TR is expected in the 3rd quarter of 2004 and will be campaigned alongside the continuing Double12 program.

 

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Limited Production Car
production years 2003 – 2007
built at Holland
engine Bi-Turbo Audi 90 Degree V8
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fuel injection
displacement 4172 cc / 254.6 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.66 in
power 391.5 kw / 525 bhp @ 5700 rpm
specific output 125.84 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 399.24 bhp per tonne
torque 560 nm / 413.0 ft lbs @ 1950 to 5600 rpm
redline 7500
body / frame Aluminum body over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD w/Switchable ASR, Optional LSD
front tires 225/40ZR 18
rear tires 265/35ZR 18
front brakes Vented Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable & Inboard Koni Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable & Inboard Koni Dampers
curb weight 1315 kg / 2900 lbs
wheelbase 2575 mm / 101.4 in
front track 1440 mm / 56.7 in
rear track 1620 mm / 63.8 in
length 4185 mm / 164.8 in
width 1920 mm / 75.6 in
height 1065 mm / 41.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential or Manual
top speed ~320 kph / 198.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.9 seconds