2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85


2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

eewolde, 15 September 2008 – 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 aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminium Audi 4.2 Litre 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 aluminium 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 aluminium chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal ‘S’ logo), side mirrors in body colour, a carbon fibre 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 aluminium. 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.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2008 LA Auto Show
built at Zeewolde, Holland
coachbuilder Coventry Prototype Panels
production 24
engine Audi 90 Degree V8
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fuel injection
displacement 4172 cc / 254.59 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.7 in
compression 11:1
power 298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 95.88 bhp per litre
torque 480 nm / 354 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
redline 7500
body / frame Unit Aluminum
driven wheels RWD w/Drexler limited slip differential
front brakes Discs w/AP-Racing 6-Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Discs w/AP-Racing 6-Piston Calipers Calipers, ABS
steering Rack & Pinion w/Elec Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable & Inboard Koni Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustable & Inboard Koni Dampers
transmission Getrag 6-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 XL9BA11G69Z363233 – sold for $165,000 One of only 24 built, celebrating the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Offered from its first and only owner, with less than 750 actual miles. Complete with fitted luggage and numbered Chronoswiss wristwatch. Eighteen months of warranty remaining. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions