A sample of rolling artistry, the C8 Laviolette is a work of beauty inside and out. Power is supplied by an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V8 engine making 400 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Ram hard through the gears, and the C8 Laviolette will get to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds on the way to a 187-mph top speed.
Well equipped out of the box, the C8 Laviolette can be optioned with a turned aluminum dashboard fascia, 19-inch magnesium wheels, Chronoswiss gauges, and even quilted leather seatbelt covers. You can even get a custom-made Louis Vuitton luggage set designed specifically for your Spyker.
Spyker, based in the Netherlands, dates to 1898 when it was founded by two Amsterdam coachbuilders. A century later, the company was preparing an assault on supercar territory, and launched the C8 Spyder in 2000. Five years later, Spykers became available in the United States, and now the Dutch automaker offers a range of four high-powered, high-priced sports cars to wealthy customers who want only the finest detailing, exquisite interior environments and the attention to detail available only in a hand-built automobile.
As for Sharon Stone, well, reports that she made off with a set of custom Louis Vuitton luggage after filming was complete could not be confirmed.
Photos by Ron Perry