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A splendid example of Spyker's first-generation models - the short wheelbase Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 was created especially to celebrate the company's involvement in the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2002.

The 'LM85' name reflects the starting number of Spyker's GT2 race cars at Le Mans and the road car sports a GT2 inspired livery.

Highlighting the Le Mans theme, only 24 examples of the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be manufactured, each owner will be invited to the 24 Hours race as a VIP guest of Spyker and each will receive a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch.

V8 power and sleek aerodynamics deliver a 300 kph top speed

Beneath its racing-inspired aluminium body, the LM85 features Spyker's trademark lightweight all-aluminium spaceframe structure and fully independent suspension by double wishbones front and rear.

Power is provided by a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre Audi petrol engine. This highly responsive 90 degree V8 powerunit generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and an immense wave of torque with 480 Nm at just 3,500 rpm. An excellent power-to-weight ratio ensures that Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 accelerates from 0-to-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 300 kph.

Drive to the rear wheels is transferred through a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox and a Drexler limited slip differential.

The combination of Audi power with a well balanced chassis (43/57% front/rear weight distribution), rear wheel drive, and Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering guarantee supercar performance. Appropriately, the immensely powerful braking system is designed and supplied by AP Racing.