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2008 LA Auto Show: U.S. Debut for Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 - COMPLETE VIDEO


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LOS ANGELES - November 24, 2008: Dutch carmaker Spyker unveiled its latest specialty sportscar last Thursday at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car 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.


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