Used 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette LWB Sports Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette LWB Sports Coupe

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When young Maarten de Bruijn began to build sports cars out of aluminum in his parents' garden shed, he didn't know it would lead to the re-establishment one of most famous, quality-focused automobile companies in the world, which had previously gone bankrupt in 1929-Spyker.De Bruijn built an Audi-powered automobile, and, when it was close to a finished product, he bought the rights to Spyker to grab attention globally for his efforts. By 1999, de Bruijn shocked the auto industry with his presentation of the Spyker Silvestris V8. Even though the two-seater vehicle looked a little a little jagged in some ways, it was recognized for its unique design worldwide. One classic car enthusiast named Victor Muller was so impressed by de Bruijn's efforts that he decided to aid him in his quest to turn the V8 into a fierce, production-ready Spyker vehicle. By the year 2000,(slightly more than a year later) the first production-ready Spyker was revealed at the Birmingham Auto Show. This model was named the C8 Spyder, and while it had similar styling to Bruijn's SIlvestris, several of its details were made production-ready.

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By early 2011, the Spyker range had expanded with a coupe version of the original C8 called the Laviolette. This name harkened back to Joseph Valentin Laviolette, the Belgium engineer that designed the original Spyker vehicle in 1900. The new Spyker company toured these two models around the world at as many auto shows as they could attended. Nearly every show they went to in the following years resulted in a new C8 model being launched. Turbocharged and super V8s were also joined by C12 W12-engined models (and later long wheelbase versions of these models, dubbed the Double 12 S). Spyker then decided to focus on the racing aspect of the company, and after several winning seasons, they replaced the famous C8 Spyder with a C8 Laviolette: the topic of our review. Throughout its entire history, Spyker has shown a dedication to fine craftsmanship and precise, sleek design that is inspired by the company's time of aerial design around the World War I period. Like all other Spyker vehicles, the C8 Laviolette LWB Sports Coupe is muscular, powerful, and customizable. Unfortunately, it was only produced in very small numbers, so you could have a hard time finding one to purchase! If you do happen to stumble across a C8, you'll find it has a starting price of about Euro 240,000-excluding taxes and other fees.

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