Spyker C8 Double 12 (2005)

Spyker C8 Double 12 (2005)
Spyker C8 Double 12 S Spyder (2005)

Spyker C8 Double 12 S Spyder (2005)
Spyker C8 Spyder (2005)

Spyker C8 Spyder (2005)
Spyker Aeroblade (2006)

Spyker Aeroblade (2006)
Spyker C12 LaTurbie (2006)

Spyker C12 LaTurbie (2006)
Spyker C8 Laviolette (2006)

Spyker C8 Laviolette (2006)
Spyker D12 Peking to Paris (2006)

Spyker D12 Peking to Paris (2006)
Spyker C12 Zagato (2007)

Spyker C12 Zagato (2007)
Spyker C8 Aileron (2008)


Spyker C8 Aileron

The all-new Spyker C8 Aileron marks the next step in Spyker Cars' evolution. Initially unveiled at the 2009 Salon International de l'Automobile in Geneva, the new Spyker C8 Aileron coupe took pride of place at the 2010 Geneva show just as it enters production in a new facility in Coventry, UK.

Inspired by the company's aviation heritage, Spyker's second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade, rather than the propeller which adorned many elements of Spyker's first generation cars.

With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class ZF six-speed automatic transmission, the new C8 Aileron broadens the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining the marque's exclusivity.

The Spyker C8 Aileron is available in 16 standard colours, but customers may choose any colour they wish as an option, as well as the Spyker Squadron GT2 racing colour scheme. The standard colours have been developed by Sikkens Autolakken Nederland and AkzoNobel Car Refinishes. Spyker selected these companies because of their high quality standards and their flexibility to meet the special requirements of owners wishing to give their Spyker a unique appearance. Some of the standard colours are exclusive to the C8 Aileron.

Second-generation design exploits advanced computer aids

The design of the hand-crafted Spyker C8 Aileron represents the latest evolution of Spyker's signature architecture, which is heavily inspired by the company's aviation heritage. In the first-generation cars, the propeller design was consistently applied to many elements of the vehicles. With the design of the new Spyker C8 Aileron, the emphasis is shifted from propeller propulsion to turbine propulsion. As a result, detailing on the car, such as the bright polished air inlets, are turbine-engine-shaped air scoops.

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 (2009)


Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

A splendid example of Spyker's first-generation models - the short wheelbase Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 was created especially to celebrate the company's involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2002.

The 'LM85' name reflects the starting number of Spyker's GT2 race cars at Le Mans and the road car sports a GT2 inspired livery.

Highlighting the Le Mans theme, only 24 examples of the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be manufactured, each owner will be invited to the 24 Hours race as a VIP guest of Spyker and each will receive a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch.

V8 power and sleek aerodynamics deliver a 300 kph top speed

Beneath its racing-inspired aluminium body, the LM85 features Spyker's trademark lightweight all-aluminium spaceframe structure and fully independent suspension by double wishbones front and rear.

Power is provided by a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre Audi petrol engine. This highly responsive 90 degree V8 powerunit generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and an immense wave of torque with 480 Nm at just 3,500 rpm. An excellent power-to-weight ratio ensures that Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 accelerates from 0-to-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 300 kph.

Drive to the rear wheels is transferred through a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox and a Drexler limited slip differential.

The combination of Audi power with a well balanced chassis (43/57% front/rear weight distribution), rear wheel drive, and Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering guarantee supercar performance. Appropriately, the immensely powerful braking system is designed and supplied by AP Racing.