Garage 419 Drives the Spyker C8 Spyder

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

I've never driven a Spyker, but I've sat in a bunch. And let me tell you, this is the car in which you want to be buried. Still, as I said, I have no clue how a Spyker drives. The C8 is propelled by the 4.2-liter V8 out of the Audi RS4, so I'm good with that. If Spyker is like a lot of big ticket small volume products, the car probably doesn't live up to the interior, right? Or does it? How will we ever know? Well, luckily for car fans, Matt from Garage 419 took one for the team and drove the boutique hypercar. His verdict? Not bad.

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  • Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman on Mar 07, 2008

    Dinu: Not to fight, but... Audi has some pretty serious racing heritage.

  • Dinu Dinu on Mar 07, 2008

    Oh yes they do (Auto Unions, Quattro in Rallying, DTM, Le Mans victories) but what I was getting at is that when you try to build a TRUE supercar to compete w/the likes of Ferrari, stuffing a somewhat more "plebeian" (when compared to Ferrari) powerplant in your offer won't cut it - the soul of such car, its engine, is just not there. Think of it this way: Spyker: Nouveau Riche Punk Ferrari: Old Money Connoisseur

  • Virtual Insanity Virtual Insanity on Mar 07, 2008

    Dinu...I'll take the Nouveau Riche Punk. It seems more fun. I still want a drop top Lambo, though.

  • Geggamoya Geggamoya on Mar 08, 2008

    It's not like they just screw the engine out of an Audi and bolts it into the Spyker... And i think moderns Ferraris are not very pretty to be honest. Top Gear testing the C8,