• Aug 31, 2008

Take your exotic sports car and put it in a room with its racing counterpart. Put on some R&B, dim the lights and wait nine months. It's a winning formula that has worked for some of the world's best automakers and resulted in such stunning performance vehicles as the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Aston Martin DBS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, to name just a few. Now Spyker is getting ready to cue up the Barry White with the upcoming LM 85.

Named for the starting position of the Spyker C8 GTR2 racer at Le Mans, the LM 85 will be the latest race-derived, hardcore exotic sportscar. It will be based on the short-wheelbase C8 Laviolette, but lightened and tightened. Power could be as high as 450 horses, while the suspension is expected to be stiffened and weight removed to get a 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) figure near 3.8 seconds and top speed bumping the 300 km/h (186 mph) mark. Only a highly symbolic 24 examples are expected to be built in an effort to bring the niche Dutch automaker back from the brink.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport and Motor Authority]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      The car looks like its got some rash and multiple ulcers on it! I can't understand whats so stylish about this!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree with Mobius.

      This nightmare is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE...
      • 6 Years Ago
      There are some stock cars that can do better for less (Nissan, Corvette, Porsche). Why buy an overprices Maserati Spyder decorated by a 10-year-old?
        • 6 Years Ago
        you are a soccer mom. You don't understand.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because it's a Spyker. All in the name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The graphics are horrific, the details are horrific and the interior is...is horrendous.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it is UNBELIEVABLY cool and special, in a very good way. Anyone else bored with a black interior with a big screen in the dash and leather wrapped gearshift?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the Spyker C8 and think its one of the nicer looking exotics. If i had the money, I'd consider it.