Spyker's C8 Laviolette LM85 will see a production run of just 24 units. The roadgoing version of Spyker's GT2 racer met the U.S. public for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Spyker made the long trip to Los Angeles to debut the roadgoing version of its GT2 LeMans car, and the C8 Laviolette LM85 was officially unveiled today. This extremely limited-edition car will see a production run of just 24 vehicles, and goes into production this quarter.
Based directly on Spyker's GT2 car, the all-aluminum LM85 is available only in Spykyer's Burnt Almond Orange livery with a gunmetal-colored "S" logo. The carbonate roof panels are blacked out. The 19-inch center-nut Aeroblade wheels are powdercoated black, and body-color mirrors help to further set it apart, as does the carbon-fiber spoiler. AP Racing six-piston calipers are visible through the wheels and painted to match. The LM85 even includes a towing eye, just like the GT2 car.
A 400-horsepower (298 Kw) 4.2 liter V8 sourced from Audi is mounted amidships. It's hooked up to a six-speed Getrag manual transmission and a Drexler limited-slip rear differential.
Inside, the black leather and Alcantara interior is spruced up with orange stitching, flame-retardant floormats and Spyker's distinctive turned-aluminum dashboard. Each LM85 gets a dash plaque, and Spyker will install Chronoswiss dials and switches that match the Chronoswiss 24Hours Pilot watch that comes with the car.
The LM85 will be offered in left- and right-hand drive, and owners will be welcome at Spyker's VIP Hospitality weekend at 2009's 24 Hours of Le Mans.