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Old 13-09-2008, 13:20
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.. Is anyone in the position to ask spyker why they don't invest in Carbon Fibre development? that would considerably improve their cars as they could be made lighter ..
Why should they want to make the Spyker C8 lighter?

an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster weighs 1,710 kg
a Ferrari F430 Spider weighs 1,520 kg
a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder weighs 1,570 kg
a Maserati GranTurismo weighs 1,780 kg
a Spyker C8 Spyder weighs 1,250 kg(!!)
a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Convertible weighs 1,535 kg

They are already weighing a lot less than the competition.
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Old 13-09-2008, 13:27
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I know they are already lighter, but making this car lighter still would set it further apart from the regular Spyker models. Also, cars are never light enough. It's no good for them to just sit back and relax, the competition will just catch up. Now that they've got an advantage they should expand it, rather than making it smaller by adding lots of leather. Standing still always equals going backwards developmentwise if you ask me.
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Old 13-09-2008, 14:28
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But is a C8 Spyder really only 1,250 kg? Because if you look at the VIN sticker in the car is says that the 'gross vehicle weight rating' is 1,650 kg (3638 lb). But I guess that is the maximum weight of the car?

I also found some information from a Dutch registered Spyker (see below).

The 'empty' weight is: 1,300 kg
On the road weight: 1,400 kg
Maximum allowed weight: 1,650 kg

I also checked it for #007, and that car is even 20 kg heavier:

The 'empty' weight is: 1,320 kg
On the road weight: 1,420 kg
Maximum allowed weight: 1,650 kg

a Ferrari F430 F1 Spyder is

The 'empty' weight is: 1,565 kg
On the road weight: 1,665 kg
Maximum allowed weight: 1,790 kg

All those different weights are a bit confusing
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Old 13-09-2008, 15:27
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We need to work on our definitions:

Dry weight: just the car, no fluids?
Empty weight: the car plus fluids (water, oil and gas)?
On road weight: Including liquids and driver?
Maximum gross weight: Two people plus 50kg luggage?
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Old 13-09-2008, 17:47
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What will the price be around?
Probably much more than the "regular" c8 laviolette.
Sad that they didn't make it more powerful, but i think the car will be sold out fast dough.
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Old 14-09-2008, 09:15
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Something I thought you guys would want.... Just released...
That's just awesome, many thanx for sharing!
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Old 16-09-2008, 20:27
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Press release Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85

Here's the official Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 press release: http://www.spykercars.nl/download/ar...lette_LM85.pdf
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Old 16-09-2008, 23:01
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Here's the official Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 press release
Thanks for the info!
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Old 30-10-2008, 12:10
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No one found pictures yet of the C8 Laviolette LM85 at the Jeddah Motor Show?

Only a dark picture at the intro on Spykercars.com.

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Old 30-10-2008, 17:36
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I think i found pictures from the Jeddah 2008 Motor Show: Flickr: Feras A. B.'s Photostream
There is also a Spyker pic (please credit Feras A. B.):
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But not the Laviolette LM85...
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