Spyker C8

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Spyker C8
2009 Spyker C8 Spyder fL.jpg
Manufacturer Spyker Cars
Production 2000–present
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door convertible (Aileron Spyder and Spyder)
2-door coupe (Laviolette, Double and Aileron)
Layout RMR layout
Engine 4.2 L Audi V8, 400 hp (300 kW) to 600 hp (450 kW)
Wheelbase 2575 mm (101 in)
Length 4185 mm (165 in)
Width 1880 mm (74 in)
Height 1080 mm (42 in)
Curb weight 1250 kg (2750 lb)

The Spyker C8 is a sports car produced by the Dutch automaker Spyker Cars.


There are several variants of the C8:

  • C8 Spyder SWB (Wide Body)
  • C8 Spyder T
  • C8 Laviolette
  • C8 Laviolette LM85
  • C8 Double 12S
  • C8 Double 12R
  • C8 Spyder GT2-R
  • C8 Laviolette GT2-R
  • C8 Aileron[1]
  • C8 Aileron Spyder[2]

A Spyker C8 Aileron pulling away from the start of the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb in 2009.

The C8 Spyder is the original base model with an Audi 4.2 litre V8 engine giving the car 400 PS (290 kW) and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The C8 spyder T has a more powerful Audi 4.2 litre V8 twin turbo with 525 PS (386 kW) giving it a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph). The C8 Laviolette has the 400 PS (290 kW) Audi engine but unlike the spyder models that come with a fixed roof with a glass canopy. The C8 Double 12R is a version made specifically for the 24 hours of Le Mans also using the Audi V8 engine with 480 PS (353 kW) and the C8 Double 12S is the street version of this car which has the same glass canopy of the Laviolette and optionally has a 620 PS (460 kW) engine instead of the 400 PS (290 kW) engine from the C8 spyder, giving it a top speed between 301 km/h (187 mph) and 345 km/h (214 mph) depending on the engine. Both Double 12 versions have a modified C8 spyder frame with a longer wheelbase and a bigger fuel tank, 100 litres instead of 75.


One of two C8 Spyder GT2-Rs at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Spyder C8 Double 12R's first race was the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2002, though an accident prevented the car from finishing. It also participates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and several other endurance races. Since 2005 it has also participated in FIA GT races in the GT2 class with a Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R.

In popular culture[edit]

The Spyker C8 Laviolette has been featured in movies like Basic Instinct 2 and War. It was also seen in the Fast & Furious 6 movie.

Spyker cars have also been featured in a number of videogames, as follows:

Model Videogames
C8 Laviolette Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo Concept: 2002 Tokyo-Geneva, Project Gotham Racing 4, Test Drive Unlimited
C8 Laviolette LM85 Forza Motorsport 3, Forza Motorsport 4
C8 Spyder Test Drive Unlimited
C8 Spyder GT2R-R Race Pro, Race Driver: Grid, GTR Evolution
C8 Double 12 S Project Gotham Racing 3
C8 Aileron Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 4, Test Drive Unlimited 2, The Crew
C8 Aileron Spyder Test Drive Unlimited 2


  1. ^ "First Drive: 2009 Spyker C8 Aileron Video". YouTube. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder - World Debut". YouTube. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 

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