• Jul 3rd 2009 at 8:28AM
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Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Spyker may have dropped out of Formula One, but they haven't lost that competitive spirit. Even before selling its F1 team to Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya, who rechristened the squad as Force India, Spyker was fielding the race-prepped sports cars in the GT2 category, The C8 Laviolette GT2-R (pictured above) has been their weapon of choice, in turn yielding the road-worthy LM85 which debuted at last year's Los Angeles show. But the niche Dutch automaker is reportedly preparing to step into the big leagues.

According to the latest reports from across the pond, Spyker's new GT1 racer will be based on the latest C8 Aileron, complete with aluminum body and chassis and powered by a race-tuned Audi V8. Fielding the GT2 car will fall to privateer teams while the Spyker Squadron focuses on GT1. Of course the Dutch team will have to step up its game if it's going to dice it with the big boys next season, and we'll enjoy watching them go at it.





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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm how to edit??... lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've been a Spyker fan since they started racing their GT2 program in 2002 but I do not understand why they would make the switch. I can get that they maybe want to be able to say they compete in GT1 but I would much rather they re-double their efforts in GT2 and start getting some podiums and a breakout win before they decide to do anything else. They finally finish the 24 hour race for the first time and now they want to move up already!

      Anyways, I thought they were consolidating the GT1 and GT2 classes for 2010. Either way, good luck to them and I can't wait to see the race car, its sure to be another gorgeous masterpiece.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why are they doing this? They will just be destroyed by the GT-R.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why are they doing this? They will just be destroyed by the GT-R.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They will be most likely destroyed by the Ford GT's. The GT-Rs are still slower than the current gt2 cars.
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