The Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R is based on the C8 Spyder production car. Spyker Squadron, the factory’s race department, has entered two entirely in-house developed GT2Rs for both the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring, Florida and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Muller continues: “In 2004 Spyker investigated a number of alternatives for Le Mans 2005. We considered building a Le Mans prototype car for the GTP class or return to GT racing with a penalty free Spyker. We chose the latter option and in the autumn of 2004 started developing the Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, a race version of the Spyker C8 Spyder.”
The Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R runs the Audi V8 engine used in all road cars. The race version of this engine has been developed in-house by Spyker Squadron’s technical team, headed by Peter van Erp and is mated to a Hewland six speed sequential gearbox.
The GT2R has become available to privateers after Le Mans 2005. Depending on specifications prices start from 325.000 euro (excluding any taxes, ex factory). The factory will provide full service to privateers throughout Europe and the United States.