SPYKER

SPYKER C8 LAVIOLETTE

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Hometown: Hilversum, The Netherlands

Dealerships in The United States: Naples, FL; Cleveland OH; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle Washington;

 

Engine

Type: Normally aspirated 90 degree V8 with VVT

Capacity: 4.2-litre, 4172 cc

Bore & Stroke: 84.5 x 93.0 mm

Compression Ratio: 11.0:1

Max Power: 400 ps (298 Kw) @ 6800 rpm

Max Torque: 354 lb. ft @ 3500 rpm

Max Revolutions: 7500 rpm

 

Drivetrain & Transmission

Transmission: Rear-mounted Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox

LSD: Drexler Limited Slip Differential.

Suspension

Front & Rear: Fully independent double wishbones, with shock absorbers, springs and anti-roll bar.

 

Brakes

Front: 356 mm diameter vented and cross-drilled steel discs with six-piston AP Racing brake calipers.

Rear: 330 mm diameter vented and cross-drilled steel discs with four-piston AP Racing brake calipers.

 

Weights & Capacities

Kerb Weight: 2805 lbs. Laviolette: 2866 lbs.

Fuel Tank: 75 litres/16.5 gallons

 

Performance

Accelerations: 62 mph – 4.5 seconds

Max Speed: 186 mph

 

Spyker C8 Aileron Phoenix January, 2010

At the heart of the styling of the Spyker 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 aluminum air intake scoops behind the doors and, inside, the propeller rotor dash air vents.

 

Developed soon after the C8 Spyder, the fixed-head C8 Laviolette provides similarly exceptional visibility and a ‘virtual open-air’ experience thanks to its glass roof construction.

 

The header rail, finished in polished aluminum, makes the car look longer and lower, giving it a powerfully low stance. The roofline is extended by the rear window, which gives the C8 Laviolette pure lines. The intake duct in the roof feeds cool air into the engine bay and also enhances the jet fighter looks of the glass canopy. The Laviolette launches to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 186mph

 

The Laviolette name pays tribute to 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.

 

The brand’s axiom “Nulla tenaci invia est via”, which is shown on the fairings translates to “For the tenacious no road is impassable”.

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THE ORIGINAL AND ICONIC SPYKER SUPERCARS RETAIN THEIR TIMELESS APPEAL.

 

1880

SPYKER IS BORN

The Spyker Company is founded by two Dutch brothers, Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker, who are blacksmiths by profession. At first, the ambitious brothers concentrate on building and maintaining carriages in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

 

1898

SPYKER BUILDS FIRST MOTORCAR

The Spijker brothers built their first Benz-engined motorcar with which they win immediate acclaim for the craftsmanship of its bodywork.

 

1901

Golden STATE COACH

Spyker experiences its first major highlight when the opulent “Golden State Coach” is delivered to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands. It is still used for ceremonial Dutch events in the 21st century.

 

1903

SPYKER 60 HP GRAND PRIX RACER

The company introduces the Spyker 60HP Grand Prix racer, the world’s first six cylinder four-wheel drive car.

 

1907

PEKING TO PARIS

Frenchman M. Goddard enters a Spyker 14/18 PK into the most grueling race of all time: the Peking to Paris Raid. Six months later, in August, the Spyker finishes second in the 15,000 km monster race.

 

1919

C1 AEROCOQUE

After the First World War a two-seater car, the C1 “Aerocoque”, is shown for the first time. It is intended as a show car but is also produced on a very limited scale.

 

1920

The so called ‘Tenax’ or C4 breaks the Rolls Royce endurance record by 6,000 km. The C4 completes 30,360 km in the Dutch winter weather in just over a month.

 

1922

SPYKER C4 BREAKS SPEED RECORD

Renowned racing driver Selwyn Edge believes that technology has progressed enough to attempt to break the average speed record set in 1907. He chooses a Spyker C4 fitted with streamlined racing bodywork for the challenge, succeeding by driving at an average of 120kph (74.5 mph) during two 12-hour periods.

 

2000

SPYKER IS REBORN

Seventy-five years after the original company disappeared, the brand is resurrected. On 17 October, the new Spyker Cars N.V. unveils the Spyker C8 Spyder at the Birmingham Motor Show.

 

2001

SPYKER C8 LAVIOLETTE CONCEPT

The Spyker C8 Laviolette is launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show.

 

2001

SPYKER C8 DOUBLE 12 R

The Spyker C8 Double 12 R is launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

 

SPYKER C4 BREAKS SPEED RECORD

2002

SPYKER C8 DOUBLE 12 S

A Street-legal version of the C8 Double 12 R is introduced

 

2006

SPYKER D8 PEKING-TO-PARIS CONCEPT

The Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris, a Super-SUV concept, makes its
worldwide debut at the 75th Geneva International Motor Show

 

2006

FORMULA ONE

Spyker acquires the Midland Formula One team and competes for a season in the pinnacle of motorsport: FIA Formula One.

 

2007

SPYKER C12 ZAGATO CONCEPT

Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars, and Andrea Zagato, CEO of Zagato, unveil
the Spyker C12 Zagato concept at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show.

 

2009

SPYKER C8 AILERON

The production version of the Spyker C8 Aileron, the second generation Spyker supercar featuring a longer wheelbase than its predecessors, makes its debut at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show.

 

2009

Spyker Squadron finishes 5th at Le Mans

The Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R finishes 5th in class in the most grueling endurance race of the world; the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

2009

SPYKER C8 AILERON SPYDER CONCEPT

In August, the Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder concept is unveiled at the globally
celebrated Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in Monterey, California.

 

2013

SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT

2013 marks the global resurgence of Spyker as a creator of meticulously built automobiles whose beauty is equaled by their unrivaled craftsmanship. The brand’s revival is heralded by the introduction of the Spyker B6 Venator Concept, a unique alternative in the High Luxury Sports sector, at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show.

 

 

2013

SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT

2013 marks the global resurgence of Spyker as a creator of meticulously built automobiles whose beauty is equaled by their unrivaled craftsmanship. The brand’s revival is heralded by the introduction of the Spyker B6 Venator Concept, a unique alternative in the High Luxury Sports sector, at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show.

 

2016

SPYKER C8 PRELIATOR

The aviation inspired Spyker C8 Preliator offers a rare combination of heritage, design, craftsmanship, performance and exclusivity. The 2-door mid-engine sports car made its debut at the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show

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