18 September 2008

The future is NOT orange

Tasteless 400bhp Spyker unveiled. Fortunately, just 24 will be built

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

More news on that distinctly orangey special edition Spyker C8 that we got wind of a couple of weeks ago.

Called the C8 Laviolette LM85, the new car is a road version of its, erm, less-than successful GT2 Le Mans racer.

Still, it looks pretty cool (underneath the war paint) and it's got an all-aluminium Audi 4.2-litre V8 pumping out 400bhp. Other features include a six-speed 'box, LSD and AP Racing six-pot calipers.

Inside, the Spyker gets an alcantara dash, orange contrast stitching and orange piped floor mats. Yikes.

'On request', according to Spyker, you can have Chronoswiss dials and switches that are virtually identical to the Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch every owner receives with the car.

Did we mention the watch comes with a - you guessed it - very orange strap? Oh, and the strap is made from crocodile skin.

Driver's name and nationality sticker sets are optional. And no, we're not kidding.

We'll leave it there.


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