Technical Specifications Spyker C8 Laviolette
Hand built full aluminium mid-engined two-seater sports car with glass canopy, aerodynamic ground effect and electrically operated single hinge tilting doors. Interior trimmed in Connolly leather. Luggage compartment in front and rear, including two made-to-measure Connolly leather suitcases. F1 approved safety fuel bags integrated in left and right inner chassis members.
Full aluminium Audi V8 engine (type S8) with 90-degree block angle. Natural aspiration through eight injection throttle bodies. Four overhead camshafts and five valves per cylinder. Stainless steel 4-into-1 high performance exhausts on either side of the engine.
Capacity: 4172 cc
Sequential or manual six-speed gearbox without electronic intervention. Rear wheel drive, with optional limited slip differential. Switchable traction control and ABS.
Chassis and suspension
Aluminium space frame clad with aluminium panels carries fully adjustable F1-style independent suspension, with Koni in board shock absorbers. Uprights CNC machined from solid billets of aluminium.
Decentralised wiring system (Spyker patented)
Twin-circuit brake system with adjustable brake balance. 6-piston aluminium brake callipers at the front, 4-piston aluminium brake callipers at the rear with ventilated brake discs. Brake disc diameter, front and rear, 356/330 mm.
Wheels and tyres
Forged O.Z. alloy rims (Spyker AerobladeTM design) with central locknuts
Front tyres, 225/40ZR 18 (Michelin Pilot Sport)
Sizes and weights
Curb weight: 1070 kg
Top sped: in excess of 300 km/h