Spyker - 2005 Spyker C8 Spyder
Spyker C8 Spyder
Excellent colour combination low mileage C8 Spyder with CPP body. Spyker number 28 from 2005 being one of the earlier production runs
Heralded by the slogan “Nulla tenaci invia est via,” meaning, “For the tenacious, no road is impassable,” Holland’s Spyker re-emerged as an automobile constructor in October 2000. Debuted at the Birmingham Motor Show, the radical C8 Spyder was a complete stylistic departure from anything that preceded it yet skilfully recalled Spyker’s early background in both aircraft and automobile production. The car was designed by Maarten de Bruijn and the new design immediately got awarded by the prestigious ‘Institute of Vehicle Engineers Design Award’. The entire design and detailing are simply amazing and Spyker was reborn with the introduction of this car.
This Spyker C8 Spyder offered by Dream Garage is a spectacular example, finished in solid black with a complementary cognac leather quilted interior. It is in impeccable condition inside and out. The gorgeous paintwork is accented by polished alloy on the mirrors, fog-light cut-outs and "gun turret" body side air intakes. Other aeronautic inspired details include the light-alloy wheels, propellor steering wheel and of course the propeller-motif Spyker badging. Simply opening the door of the Spyker C8 is dramatic thanks to its upward-swinging "swan-wing" doors. The front compartment is accessed via a clamshell deck lid, while the engine and trunk share a cover in the back. With its cut down windscreen, rollover hoops, and high-mount exhausts with whisper mode, the overall styling of the C8 Spyder is aggressive and sporting, yet the whole package is quite finely finished and beautifully detailed.
The interior is exquisitely finished in cognac colored leather on the high-back sport seats, door panels, sills and foot wells. The material is of the highest quality and finished to a beautiful standard, showing almost no signs of use. The spectacular dash features an engine-turned alloy fascia housing an array of cream-faced instruments and a series of chrome toggle switches, again repeating the vintage aircraft theme. A signature of the C8 is the elegant, finely machined and mirror polished shift-lever mechanism with its exposed shift rod and support. It is beautiful to look at and a joy to operate. Although it has all the trappings of a hardcore sports car, Spyker included the modern amenities one would expect in a modern luxury car, such as air conditioning, power mirrors and remote keyless entry and start.
But the Spyker C8 Spyder isn’t only beauty, it brings performance as well. Behind those beautiful sport seats rests the tried and tested 4.2 liter Audi V8 and a six-speed manual Getrag transaxle. The free-revving 400 horsepower engine appears showroom fresh in the virtually spotless engine bay and it sounds magnificent through the high-mount exhaust. The engine is shared with many Audi products of the period, making servicing and parts availability relatively straightforward. Stopping power comes courtesy of huge, ABS-equipped AP Racing four-wheel disc brakes.
In total 150 Spyker C8 Spyders have been built and it is estimated that only 50 cars were equipped with the desirable and outstandingly beautiful propeller shaped steering wheel.
In short, this limited-production C8 Spyder is one of the most visually and viscerally thrilling supercars ever built. It is both a superb example and a fantastic opportunity for the true driving enthusiast. Fewer than 150 of these C8 Spyders were produced worldwide, and the C8 is a very rare sight. Make no mistake, this is not a hastily assembled component car; the Spyker C8 is thoroughly engineered and artfully crafted. It is an absolute joy to drive as well, thanks to the well-sorted nature, balanced handling, and screaming V8 engine hurtling you toward the horizon like a vintage warbird.
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- Original owner’s manual
- Original user manual
- User manual of the alarm system
- Spyker brochure
- Original aluminium Spyker map for all the manuals
- Original Spyker toolkit
- Spare tank cap
- Original Spyder C8 car cover with accompanying bag
- Map with documentation and history files
In the south east of Amsterdam in 1880, two brothers, Jacobus and Hendrik Spijker, set up a coachbuilding shop. They began by building new and improved bodies for the Benz and their work was widely praised as being superior to that of the factory Benz offerings. Buoyed by their success, the Spijker brothers set out to build a motorcar of their own. The cars were called "Spyker" as to not confound those in non-Dutch speaking export markets, and their cars carried on the tradition of fine quality and respectable performance. The bothers also produced several models of aircraft which retained the original family name.
Seventy-five years after the last Spyker car left the factory, the name was revived for an all-new, mid-engine supercar built on a bespoke chassis and powered by an Audi-derived 4.2 liter V8 engine. New bosses Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn borrowed heavily from Spyker's aviation heritage to detail the stylish new car, with NACA air inlets, propeller motif badges and even a wild propeller inspired steering wheel for the home market. The body styling was very attractive and unlike anything else on the road. Build quality and engineering excellence rank high at Spyker and the cars are beautifully constructed. Spyker even ventured in to Formula 1 and endurance racing, as a way of solidifying the brand as a genuine supercar maker with real pedigree. The company continues to produce an evolution of the C8 and enjoys a loyal and enthusiastic following.