The real-world limited-edition Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 celebrates the participation of Spyker's works racing team (Spyker Squadron) in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The 'LM85' name reflects the starting number of Spyker Squadron's GT2 race cars at Le Mans since its first entry in 2002. Only 24 examples are being produced.
The LM85 features a race-inspired body and stiff spaceframe chassis, both in lightweight aluminium, and all-round fully independent double wishbone suspension. Its naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 Audi engine generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and 480 Nm torque at just 3,500 rpm. A power-to-weight ratio ensures that LM85 accelerates from 0-62 mph/0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 185 mph/300 kph.
The LM85 is finished in a distinctive burnt almond orange colour, with contrasting Gun Metal 'S' logo and charcoal-tinted polycarbonate roof panels.Spyker Cars relocates vehicle assembly
20 November 2009