Spyker C8

Spyker C8

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Spyker C8
4.7L Laviolette


SPYKER C8 LAVIOLETTE The Spyker C8 Spyder was the first modern Spyker unveiled after Victor Muller reintroduced the brand in 2000. Unveiled at the Birmingham Motor Show in 2000, the stunning C8 Spyder was the highly successful first realisation of Muller’s vision of a company producing what no other automotive brand does: a beautiful supercar of utmost quality and craftsmanship with the performance to match its exquisite uncompromised interior and stunning exterior design. And the C8 Spyder sports direct references to the aviation heritage of the first trailblazing Spyker company of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At its launch it represented the start of an incredible journey and it remains an iconic supercar. The Spyker C8 Laviolette fixed head coupe soon followed the C8 Spyder. Launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 2001 and technically similar to the C8 Spyder, the C8 Laviolette is an elegant car which offers all the excitement of driving in a high power sports coupe – its glass canopy reminiscent of a modern jet fighter. At the heart of the styling of the C8 is an explicit recognition of Spyker’s aviation heritage. This is exhibited through the countless design cues paying homage to early propeller aircraft, such as the exterior side-mounted polished aluminium air intake scoops behind the doors and, inside, the propeller rotor dash air vents. Further bold styling statements include the wing mirrors, which are mounted within dramatic single-piece sculpted polished aluminium arms which extend gracefully from the top of the forward edge of the door. The electric/hydraulic-lift scissor doors provide a sense of high drama every time the driver and passenger enter and exit the cabin. The Laviolette name pays tribute to Joseph Valentin Laviolette, the Belgian engineer who was responsible for the development of the first Spyker models in the early years of the 20th century, including the spectacular Spyker 60HP, the world‘s first six-cylinder four-wheel drive car. Power for the C8 Spyder and C8 Laviolette models is provided by a naturally aspirated 4.2- litre Audi petrol engine, which is also fitted in Spyker’s new flagship C8 Aileron. This highly responsive 90-degree V8 power unit generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and an immense wave of torque with 480 Nm at just 3,500 rpm. Drive to the rear wheels is transferred through a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox. With excellent power-to-weight ratios, both the C8 Spyder and C8 Laviolette accelerate from 0-to-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and go on to reach a top speed of 300 kph. Every short wheelbase Spyker C8 features fully adjustable suspension fabricated in stainless steel. To suit the wishes of its owner, a choice of ‘comfort’ and ‘competition’ set-ups is available, so the car can just as easily be configured for a long cross-country grand tour or a flat-out stint at the racetrack. This adjustability not only makes the iconic C8 supercars very versatile, it also reminds owners of the old days of motoring and racing, when many sportscar owners drove to the racetrack in the same car in which they competed. As appropriate for an all-aluminium, hand-built, mid-engined supercar with aerodynamic ground effect and electrically operated single-hinge tilting doors, the short wheelbase Spyker C8 cabin is superbly comfortable with a very special luxurious ambience. Leather is sourced from the Hulshof Royal Dutch Tanneries, renowned for high quality and the sensory soft-touch suppleness of their hides. The dashboard finish and instrument gauges are a treat for the eyes and are exceptionally satisfying to the touch. The exquisitely detailed toggle switches provide visual clues to the racing heritage of this Spyker.

Key Info

  • Odometer 10,200 Miles
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Transmission Manual
  • fuel economy
  • Road Tax
  • Year 2008 (08)
  • Body Coupe
  • Engine Size 4.7L
  • Colour
  • Doors 2


Cost and Efficiency

Urban mpg

Extra Urban mpg

Combined mpg

Co2 Emissions g/km

Tax (6/12mo)
Euro Status
Insurance Group (1 - 50)
Engine and Performance

0 - 62mph 0s

Top Speed mph

Max Power 655bhp

Max Power at 6800rpm

Max Torque 553lb-ft

Max Torque at 5000rpm
Engine Size 4.7L
Valve Gear DOHC
Cylinders 8
Drive REAR
Gears 6
Weights and Measures
  • Dimensions

  • Max Gross Weight
  • Towing Weight (Braked)
  • Towing Weight (Unbraked)
  • Seats 2
Safety (NCAP)
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Pedestrian
  • Safety Assist
  • Overall

Note: These figures show the typical specification for this vehicle, actual figures may vary.