The Spyker C8 Spyder SWB is a 2 door convertible with a starting MSRP around $237,500. It shows off a high-quality, semi-automatic soft-top canvas which is electrically and hydraulically operated and is secured by a central latch that is easy to control. The soft top includes a rear glass window and is offered in eight colors. Another of the very unique features the Spyder C8 includes is a luggage rack that comes with an aluminum case that's trimmed in quilted leather that matches the vehicle's interior. Yet another unique feature is the vehicle's shiny dashboard and instrument panel. The instruments' design references those found in airplanes and reflects Spyker's interesting aviation heritage.
Overall, the Spyder C8 is characterized by lightweight all-aluminum, its very distinct design, well-executed construction and a rigid engineering package. The luxury convertible is hand-crafted, using only the finest bespoke materials to create a unique automotive statement. It features an all-aluminum 4.2L V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and generates 354 pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. This engine works in tandem with a manual six-speed gearbox, which drives the rear wheels using a limited slip differential. The vehicle's top speed is 187 mph, and gets from zero to sixty in 4.5 seconds. The Spyker's all-aluminum space frame was redesigned to increase torsional rigidity and to incorporate an all-new Lotus suspension system. This frame provides an ideal foundation for the Spyder's enhanced features and unique styling. The vehicle's dimensions have also been optimized for roomier cabin space and to house the vehicle's sequential or manual six-speed gearbox. Dunlap front and rear tires give the Spyder stability, while forged ATS alloy rims containing central locknuts add to its style. Magnesium 19-inch Aeroblade wheels are optional for the SWB.