Car video reviews:

Could You Figure Out How to Start a Spyker C8? A Video Shows You How Crazy It Is

The Spyker C8 is without question one of the looniest - and coolest - cars you can take out on the roads. Produced by the Dutch automaker Spyker Cars since 2000, the car’s design takes visual cues from a wide variety of sources, from aviation to blacksmithing.
Spyker C8 7 photos
Spyker C8 LavioletteSpyker C8 LavioletteSpyker C8 LavioletteSpyker C8 LavioletteSpyker C8 LavioletteSpyker C8 Laviolette
In fact, the Spyker company was founded by two Dutch brothers, Hendrik Jan and Jacobus Spijker, who were indeed blacksmiths by profession before the turn of the last century. By 1903, the company had produced the 60 HP Spyker Grand Prix racer, and it was the world’s first six-cylinder, four-wheel-drive car. In 1924, Selwyn Edge took a Spyker C4 fitted with streamlined racing bodywork to an average speed of 74.5 mph (120kph) during two 12-hour endurance runs.

Despite those successes, Spyker was no more by 1925 after 45 years in operation.

But in 2000, Spyker was reborn seventy-five years after the original company ceased operations, and the marque was resurrected in the form of a new Spyker Cars N.V., and the company unveiled at the Spyker C8 Spyder during the Birmingham Motor Show.

The very name Spyker is likely only familiar if you happen to be a true auto enthusiast, but once you know, you know.

Revived in 2000 by Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn, the Spyker C8 came first, and only some 300 C8s were made - of which 58 were coupes - or ‘Laviolettes.’ The C8 came with a mid-mounted Audi-based 4.2-liter V8 engine wrapped with a compact and lightweight body and an obvious aircraft-inspired interior design. But as a bottom line, they are rock-solid sportscars capable of delivering solid performance and excellent handling.

But let's get down to brass tacks here and enjoy what wildness the process of starting this supercar involves. Having a list of rather hidden buttons and a specific process sure helps to have a manual - or a video - to set you on the right path.

Here’s how you start a #spykerc8 #spyker #supercar #supercarstiktok

? original sound - Stephen DP


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories