Do you have extravagant tastes? One of the rare and rare Spyker C8 Spyder seeks new owner

If we talk about sports, the usual thing is to think of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche, but If you like being different and even being extravagant, nothing like having a Spyker in the garage. Yes, few will remember or even know who Spyker was in the automotive world, but there was a time when his sports cars were sold under the idea of ​​offering something different to the market and cars like this Spyker C8 Spyder that will now be auctioned They are the best proof of it. Would you dare to take home a Spyker?

On January 26, RM Sotheby’s will auction a unit of the Spyker C8 Spyder in Arizona. This mid-engine supercar with a roadster configuration is a rare bird, not only on the market, but also at auction. Few units were manufactured by the Dutch manufacturer, having already become true neoretro design classics that no other manufacturer has matched in personality.

Originally presented in the year 2000, the Spyker C8 went through different versions and evolutions, this being a convertible unit manufactured in 2008. Under its rear hood beats a 4.2 V8 naturally aspirated 420 hp engine from Audi, the same one that the brand used in cars like the RS4 or the R8. The transmission used is manual, 6 relations and is manufactured by Getrag to send more than 400 CV to the rear wheels.

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Only 121 units of the Spyker C8 were manufactured, also having a very high level of customization, because customization is precisely what made each of the cars manufactured by Spyker so special. In this case, it is one of the four C8s finished in a yellow exterior color with a black leather interior and yellow stitching, in addition to making use of the peculiar propeller-type wheels so characteristic of the brand and the periscope-style rear-view mirror (only 15 units). . If it is already very difficult to run into a Spyker on the street, it will be even more difficult under this configuration.

In just a few days, this Spyker C8 Spyder will be auctioned with a purchase price set between $425,000 and $450,000. With its condition appearing pristine, with just 800 miles on its odometer, and its track record certified by Spyker specialist Jasper den Dopper, it looks like it won’t be hard to find a new home for this extravagant supercar.

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