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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

One of the Dutch's most luxurious supercars

~Exotic ONES~ As one of the European countries that also has a strong connection with the automotive world, it turns out that the Netherlands also has a number of exotic car brands that really attract the attention of world automotive enthusiasts. And one of them is Spyker Cars which is a high-class sports car maker founded in 1880 by two Dutch brothers, Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker, who are blacksmiths by profession.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB is a mid-engined two-seater luxury sportscar and built by Spyker cars during 2001 to 2009. (Picture from: Tuningblog.eu)
And the Dutch automaker company has been making supercars that blended in such a way became a vehicle that has a great performance with the maximum luxury touch. This is clearly seen in a supercar made by Almere-based automaker that caught our attention, the Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB, while surfing on Youtube channel recently.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB is powered by an Audi-made 4.2 liter V8 engine with 395 hp, and torque of 480 Nm at 7,200 rpm. (Picture from: GoMotors.net)
As quoted of Wikipedia, the Dutch automaker started production of the Spyker C8 sports car series since 2000 under the name Spyker Spyder, which takes visual cues from the 1999 Spyker Silvestris V8 concept car but with much changed proportions. Well, for the Spyker C8 Laviolette is the second production sports car, and was first introduced to the public in the Amsterdam Auto Show 2001, meanwhile the name 'Laviolette' is a reference to Belgian engineer Joseph Valentin Laviolette, who helped develop several Spyker race cars in the early 1900s.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB's maximum acceleration from 0-100 kph only takes about 4.5 seconds, and capable to speed up to 300 kph. (Picture from: Tuningblog.eu)
The Spyker C8 Laviolette was included into the Spyker's first generation sportscar, is produced from 2001 to 2009, and produced in limited number of 55 units only, by using the same engine as the other Spyker C8 models, namely an Audi-made 4.2 liter V8 engine with 395 hp, and torque of 480 Nm at 7,200 rpm. The supercar maximum acceleration from 0-100 kph only takes about 4.5 seconds, and capable to speed up to 300 kph. As for the transmission, the automaker offers two options ie automatic and manual, both are powered by a six-speed transmission system.
All layers of the Dutch Royal Tanneries Hulshof genuine leather contribute to make comfort in the Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB's cabin. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
As You can see, the Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB is a mid-engined two-seater luxury sports car featuring a short wheelbase. The wheelbase alone makes it stand out among other designs from the brand name. It also has a very distinctive design of lightweight aluminum on the body and an engineering package that is uncompromising. As you might expect from a luxurious supercar such this, its interior was hand made by using only the very best of bespoke materials to create a true high classed style.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB featured with a fixed glass canopy and an integrated roof air intake to replace a retractable soft top roof of the previous Spyder model. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
It was amazing, while You entering its interior also presented therein luxury. All layers of the Dutch Royal Tanneries Hulshof genuine leather contribute to make comfort in the supercar's cabin coupled with safety riding systems such as airbags are not only available for the driver but also the passengers. The dashboard finish and instrument gauges are a treat for the eyes and are exceptionally satisfying to the touch. The exquisitely detailed toggle switches provide visual clues to the racing heritage of this Spyker, while a dashboard designed by the renowned watchmaker Chronoswiss may be ordered as an option.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette SWB's dashboard finish and instrument gauges are a treat for the eyes and are exceptionally satisfying to the touch. (Picture from: GoMotors.net)
Besides that, this is the first C8 Coupe, which replaces the Spyder's retractable soft top roof with a fixed glass canopy and an integrated roof air intake. During the production period of the Spyker C8 Laviolette which lasted until 2012, it was noted that there were several other variants such as Laviolette LWB (2008–2012), Laviolette LM85 (2009–2012), and Laviolette GT2-R (2008–2010) race cars.
Meanwhile, do any of you know what price range the C8 Laviolette at this time? We hope you willing to share the info with us here. And what is certain is that the price would not be cheap considering the luxury and sophistication offered by this Dutch supercar, estimation more than seven digits in American dollars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPYKER CARS | AUTOGESPOT.NL | MYCARSPECS | WIKIPEDIA | SUPERCARS.NET ]
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