The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, which we'll call "Tiger," is officially out and about. Spyker has released more images of the Audi-engined, 400-hp, 6-speed manual Le Mans-inspired road car, and to our eyes it could be the best looking Spyker we've seen. The blacked-out mirrors do it a lot of favors and don't remind us any more of carry handles, and it has even retained 19-inch wheels secured with one lug nut and will apparently get you a combined 15 mpg on the EPA cycle. Not bad for a leathered up race car. Check out the press release after the jump and the galleries of high-res shots in our galleries below.

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Spyker Cars N.V., manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars, proudly presents the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 – the road version of its GT2 LeMans car. The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be built as a limited edition of 24 units maximum, and will be available in both left and right hand drive. Production of the LM85 commences this quarter.

The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminum body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminum Audi 4.2 liter V8 engine producing 400 bhp. This is paired to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a Drexler limited slip differential. ABS is standard. The use of aluminum parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the car.

Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characteristics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the all aluminum chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal 'S' logo), side mirrors in body color, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, and GT2 windscreen streamer. Behind the black powder coated alloy wheels, black AP Racing 6 piston brake calipers with AP Racing logo appear. The LM85 can optionally be equipped with Le Mans sticker sets as well as a customised LM85 car cover.

The ample use of black leather and alcantara, which is originally meant to reduce light reflection during racing, has been finished with orange contrast stitching and characterizes the unique interior of the LM85. The dashboard instrument panel is made of turned aluminum. Each car will feature a personalised LM85 serial plaque. On request, Chronoswiss dials and switches can be installed and are virtually identical to the Chronoswiss 24Hours Pilot Watch every LM85 owner receives with his car. The black floor mats are made of fire protective material, finished with orange piping and the LM85 logo embroidered.

Extra features
As mentioned above, every LM85 owner receives a special edition Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap. The serial number of the car will be engraved on the case of this exquisite time piece. Additionally, all LM85 owners are offered an exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality weekend at the 24H of Le Mans in 2009.

Exterior Features
* Body colours: Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal "S" logo
* Side mirrors in Gun Metal
* GT2 carbon fibre rear spoiler in Burnt Almond Orange
* Spyker GT2 windscreen streamer
* Towing eye and towing ring in orange
* Charcoal tinted polycarbonate roof panels
* Aluminium front body gurney
* 19" Black Aeroblade Wheels with central wheel nut
* Black AP Racing logo'ed calipers

Interior Features
* Airbag steering wheel trimmed in black alcantara and black perforated leather grab areas; orange stitch
* Dashboard top panel trimmed in black alcantara; orange stitch
* Centre tunnel and sills trimmed in black quilted alcantara; orange stitch
* Knee area dashboard and glove box trimmed in black quilted leather; orange stitch
* Door panels in black leather; quilted inlays in black quilted alcantara; orange stitch
* Roof upholstery in black alcantara
* Trunk panels in black quilted leather; orange stitch
* Fire protective floor mats in black; orange piping; LM85 logo embroidered
* Dashboard instrument panel in turned aluminium
* Personalised LM85 serial plaque
* Spyker logos in head rests
* Extinguisher system mounted at passenger's side
* Special engine covers (silk black)
* Whisper mode operated exhaust system

Additional Features
* Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap; LM85 serial number engraved
* Exclusive Spyker VIP Hospitality 24H LeMans 2009 weekend

Optional Features
* Sticker set 1 (number 85, driver's name and national flag)
* Sticker set 2 (Complete 2009 LeMans sponsors)
* Chronoswiss dials and switches
* Car cover; black with orange piping; LM85 serial number embroidered

Safety & Security
* Driver's airbag steering wheel
* 3 Point restraining system, integral steel seat-belt support structure
* Remote-controlled central locking system
* Alarm system with immobilizer
* Bi-Xenon headlights

Technical Specifications
* Body & Chassis
o Frame: Structural Aluminium Space Frame
o Body: Full aluminium body
o Suspension: Fully independent and adjustable aluminium wishbone suspension Koni F1 Shock Absorbers, Eibach Springs, anti roll bar
o Active safety: Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
o Brake Calipers: Aluminium AP Racing calipers
o Brake discs (front - rear): Ø356 mm (14") - Ø330 mm (13") AP Racing
o Pistons (front/rear): 6/4 AP Racing
o Wheels (front - rear): 8,5J x Ø19" - 9,5J x Ø19"
o Tyres (front - rear): 235/35 R19 - 265/30 R19
o Rear spoiler: Fixed wing
* Engine & Transmission
o Engine type: Mid-mounted V8, 40 Valve
o Engine capacity: 4172 CC (254.6 cu in.)
o Maximum Power: 298 Kw (400 hp)
o Maximum torque: 480 Nm
o Maximum revolutions: 7500 rpm
o Fuel Injection System: Multi-Point with Electronic Ignition
o Differential: Drexler Limited Slip Differential
o Gearbox: Synchromesh 6-Speed Transaxle, Getrag manual gearbox
* Dimensions
o Wheel base 2575 mm (101")
o Front track 1400 mm (55")
o Rear track 1580 mm (62")
o Length 4185 mm (165")
o Width ex mirrors 1880 mm (74")
o Height 1245 mm (49")
o Kerb weight 1275 Kg (2805 lbs)
o Weight distribution: front / rear 43% / 57%
o Specific Power: kg/hp 3.125
o Max. Allowable Weight 1500 kg
o Max. Allowable Weight in trunk 50 kg
* Consumption (in accordance with Dir. EC/1999/100)
o Urban cycle: 19,0 L/100 km
o Extra urban cycle: 10,0 L/100 km
o Combined: 13,3 L/100 km
o CO2 emission 315 g/km
* Consumption US (in accordance with US EPA guidelines)
o Urban cycle: 13 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 12 to 18 MPG
o Extra urban cycle: 18 mpg: Expected range for most drivers 16 to 24 MPG
o Combined: 15 mpg
* Tank capacities
o Fuel tank: 60 litres (15,9 gallons)
o Engine oil: 8 litres (2,1 gallons)
o Engine coolant: 20 litres (5,3 gallons)

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