The Spyker C8 Spyder offered here is a spectacular example, finished in jet black with black leather with contrast diamond quilted stitching in yellow. It is a very low mileage right hand example and presents in impeccable condition inside and out. The gorgeous black paintwork is accented by polished alloy on the mirrors, fog-light cutouts and "gun turret" body side air intakes. Other aeronautic inspired details include the light-alloy wheels, with their airplane propeller-shaped spokes with yellow brake calipers, 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, 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 diamond-quilted black 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, a fully adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, tire pressure monitoring, power mirrors, and remote keyless entry.
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. With just under 3000 miles from new, the Spyder is in outstanding mechanical order and still looks and feels as new.
Fewer than 300 of these cars were produced worldwide, with this car believed to be 1 of only 4 Right Hand Drive Spyder examples produced.
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