LA Auto Show: Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

LA Auto Show: Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Think of it as Spyker’s version of a Porsche GT3. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show, this stripped down special edition of the Spyker C8 Laviolette weights just 2,805 lbs and makes a significant 400hp thanks to its Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V-8. Spyker claims this is good for a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.5 seconds (which sounds underrated) and a top speed of 187 mph.

The car was built to pay homage to the Spyker Squadron GT2 cars that have ran at Le Mans since 2002 and even participated in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

Only 24 of the C8 Laviolette LM85 vehicles will be made and they come with some very special add-ons. Included with each sportscar, every owner will receive a Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch. Every owner will also be invited to the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans to be special guests of Spyker Cars.

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

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Official release after the jump:

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 Spyker introduces the C8 Laviolette LM85 of which a maximum of 24 production slots are being offered. The LM85 has been designed in the spirit of the Spyker Squadron GT2 (LMES) race cars and sports a GT2 inspired livery. The LM85 is named after the starting number of the GT2 cars Spyker has had at Le Mans since 2002. The LM85 specifi cation list is exhaustive with exclusive elements incorporated. All 24 LM85 owners are special guest during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2009. Furthermore, a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch is part of the offer.

Features The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminum body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminum Audi 4.2 Liter 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. The use of aluminum parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the LM85. Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characterisitics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the structural aluminum chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal ‘S’ logo), side mirrors in gun metal, a carbon fiber 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 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. On request, Chronoswiss dials and switches can be installed and are virtually identical to the Chronoswiss 24 Hours 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.

SPYKER C8 LAVIOLETTE LM85 FEATURES

Exterior Features Body colours: Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal “S” logo Side mirrors in Gun Metal GT2 carbon fi bre rear spoiler in Burnt Almond Orange Spyker GT2 windscreen streamer Towing eye and towing ring in orange Charcoal tinted polycarbonate roof panels Aluminum front body gurney 19” Black Aeroblade Wheels with central wheel nut Black AP Racing logo’ed calipers

Interior Features Airbag steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara and black perforated leather grab areas; orange stitch Dashboard top panel trimmed in black Alcantara; orange stitch Centre tunnel and sills trimmed in black quilted Alcantara; orange stitch Knee area dashboard and glove box trimmed in black quilted leather; orange stitch Door panels in black leather; quilted inlays in black quilted Alcantara; orange stitch Roof upholstery in black Alcantara Trunk panels in black quilted leather; orange stitch Fire protective floor mats in black; orange piping; LM85 logo embroidered Dashboard instrument panel in turned aluminum Personalised LM85 serial plaque Spyker logos in head rests Extinguisher system mounted at passenger’s side Special engine covers (silk black) Whisper mode operated exhaust system

Additional Features include Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap; LM85 serial number engraved Exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality 24H LeMans 2009 weekend

Optional Features Sticker set 1 (number 85, driver’s name and national flag) Sticker set 2 (Complete 2009 LeMans sponsors) Chronoswiss dials and switches Car cover; black with orange piping; LM85 serial number embroidered

Safety & Security Driver’s airbag steering wheel 3 Point restraining system, integral steel seat-belt support structure Remote-controlled central locking system Alarm system with immobilizer Bi-Xenon headlights

Body & Chassis Frame Structural Aluminum Space Frame Body Full aluminum body Suspension Fully independent and adjustable aluminum wishbone suspension Koni F1 Shock Absorbers, Eibach Springs, anti roll bar Active safety Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Brake Calipers Aluminum AP Racing calipers Brake discs (front – rear) 356 mm (14”) – 330 mm (13”) AP Racing Pistons (front/rear) 6/4 AP Racing Wheels (front – rear) 8.5 x 19” – 9.5 x 19” Tyres (front – rear) 235/35 R19 – 265/30 R19 Rear spoiler Fixed wing Engine & Transmission Engine type Mid-mounted V8, 40 Valve Engine capacity 4172 CC (254.6 cu in.) Maximum Power 298 Kw (400 hp) Maximum torque 480 Nm Maximum revolutions 7500 Rpm Fuel Injection System Multi-Point with Electronic Ignition Differential Drexler Limited Slip Differential Gearbox Synchromesh 6-Speed Transaxle, Getrag manual gearbox Performance Top speed: 300 km/h (187 mph) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds Dimensions Wheel base 2575 mm (101”) Front track 1400 mm (55”) Rear track 1580 mm (62”) Length 4185 mm (165”) Width ex mirrors 1880 mm (74”) Height 1245 mm (49”) Kerb weight 1275 Kg (2805 lbs) Weight distribution: front / rear 43% / 57% Specific Power: kg/hp 3.125 Max. Allowable Weight 1500 kg Max. Allowable Weight in trunk 50 kg Consumption (in accordance with Dir. EC/1999/100) Urban cycle: 19,0 L/100 km Extra urban cycle: 10,0 L/100 km Combined: 13,3 L/100 km CO2 emission 315 g/km

Consumption US (in accordance with US EPA guidelines) Urban cycle: 13 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 12 to 18 MPG Extra urban cycle: 18 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 16 to 24 MPG Combined: 15 mpg

Tank capacities Fuel tank 60 liters (15,9 gallons) Engine oil 8 liters (2,1 gallons) Engine coolant 20 liters (5,3 gallons)