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(from Spyker press
release) Spyker introduces the C8 Laviolette LM85 of which a
maximum of 24 production slots are being offered.
The LM85 has been designed in the spirit of our Spyker Squadron GT2
(LMES) race cars and sports a GT2 inspired livery. The LM85 is named
after the starting number of our GT2 cars we have had at Le Mans
The LM85 specification
list is exhaustive with exclusive elements incorporated. All 24 LM85
owners are special guest during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June
2009. Furthermore, a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch is
part of the offer.
The LM85 is an advanced
mid-engine, two-seat sports car.
It is characterized by a
lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising
engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminium
Audi 4.2 Litre 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. The use of aluminium parts and
other lightweight materials results in an impressive power-to-weight
ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the LM85.
Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characterisitics
of the LM85 are numerous, such as the structural aluminium chassis,
GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal 'S' logo), side
mirrors in Gun Metal, a carbon fibre 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.
LM85 Pilot Watch
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.
Le Mans Race weekend
Racing is of key
importance to Spyker as it breeds the brand and highlights the
endurance and performance capabilities of our cars. Spyker therefore
has had its own factory race team since its inception in 2000:
Spyker Squadron. In 2009 Spyker Squadron will participate in the 24
Hours of Le Mans for the seventh time. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a
unique event for both racing fans and drivers. As part of the LM85
offering all LM85 owners are invited to celebrate and experience the
24 hours of Le Mans 2009. During this VIP Hospitality weekend,
Spyker hosts the owner and guest at the most famous sports car
endurance race, held on the "Circuit de la Sarthe".
The Le Mans experience includes:
• Two Round-Trip
Business class tickets from city of residence to Amsterdam, the
• Two Round-Trip tickets from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on
board of the "Spyker plane" to Le Mans Airport in France
• Passes to the "24 Hours of Le Mans" race track on June 13/14,
• Passes to the Spyker Hospitality Area
• Passes to the Spyker VIP Lounge
• Pit walk
• Dinner with founder and CEO of Spyker, Victor Muller
• Meet & Greet with Spyker Squadron members and race drivers
• Access to the pit lane during the race
• Saturday night accomodation at the "Spyker Hotel"
• All food and beverages
• Spyker cap and Le Mans Team Wear