Spyker C8 Double 12 S Spyder
The Spyker C8 is a Dutch sports car series produced by Spyker Cars. There are several variants of the C8, including the C8 Spyder, C8 Spyder T, C8 Laviolette, C8 Double 12R, and C8 Double 12S. The GT2R and C12 LaTurbie are the two most recent models.
The C8 Spyder is the original base model with an Audi 4.2 liter V8 engine giving the car 400hp and a top speed of 300km/h. The C8 spyder T has a more powerful Audi 4.2 liter V8 twin turbo with 525hp giving it a top speed of 320km/h. The C8 Laviolette has the 400hp Audi engine but has a glass canopy instead of a soft or hard top. The C8 Double 12R is a version made for the 24 hours of Le Mans with an Audi V8 engine that produces 480hp and the C8 Double 12S is the street version of this car, which has the glass canopy of the Laviolette and an optional 600hp engine instead of the 400hp engine from the C8 spyder, giving it a top speed between 300km/h and 345km/h depending on the engine. Both the Double 12R and Double 12S have a modified C8 spyder frame with a longer wheelbase and a bigger fuel tank, 100 liters instead of 75. The GT2R is the latest racing model of the car and has 450hp and an open top with a metal rollcage. The Spyker C12 LaTurbie is the newest road model; it has a long wheelbase and a 12 cylinder 6.0 litre Audi W12 engine producing 500hp. Despite the changed designation, C12 instead of C8, the car's appearance is still similar to that of the C8 models.
Prices start from approximately €215000 for the Spyder and go up to €290000 for the C12 LaTurbie model. The GT2R racing model has an estimated price of €325000. The C8 Laviolette was featured in the opening sequence of the movie Basic Instinct 2.
The Spyker C8 Double 12R's first race was the 12 hours of Sebring in 2002, though an accident prevented the car from finishing. It also participates in the 24 hours of Le Mans and several other endurance races. Since 2005 it has also participated in FIA GT races with a Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R. The Spyker C8 can also be driven in various racing games such as Gran Turismo 4, Project Gotham Racing 3, and Test Drive Unlimited.
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