Could you figure out how to start a Spyker C8? A video shows you how crazy it is
The Spyker C8 is without a doubt one of the craziest – and coolest – cars you can take on the roads. Produced by Dutch automaker Spyker Cars since 2000, the car’s design takes visual cues from a wide variety of sources, from aviation to blacksmithing.
Despite these successes, Spyker was no longer in 1925 after 45 years of operation.
But in 2000, Spyker was born seventy-five years after the original company went out of business, and the brand was resurrected as a new Spyker Cars NV, and the company was unveiled at the Spyker C8 Spyder at the Birmingham Motor Show .
The very name Spyker is probably only familiar if you’re a real car enthusiast, but once you know it, you know it.
Resurrected in 2000 by Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn, the Spyker C8 arrived first, and only 300 C8s were made – including 58 coupes – or “Laviolettes”. The C8 featured an Audi-based 4.2-liter V8 engine wrapped in a compact, lightweight body and obvious aircraft-inspired interior design. But at the end of the day, these are rock solid sports cars capable of delivering solid performance and excellent handling.
But let’s get down to business here and enjoy the craziness of this supercar’s boot process. Having a rather hidden list of buttons and a specific process of course helps having a manual – or a video – to get you on the right track.