2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette Coupe
Spyker started as a coachbuilder in 1880, crafting bodywork for what would later become Mercedes-Benz. Spyker would go on to create the first four-wheel-drive car and even aircraft before going under in 1926. Reborn in 2000, the Spyker C8 was a hand-built, mid-engine supercar powered by a 4.2-liter Audi V8. Less than 300 C8s were produced over an eight-year production run, with just 58 being Laviolette models, named after engineer Joseph Valentin Laviolette. The unique styling with its aircraft-style gun port air intakes and NACA ducts is matched by the interior, featuring diamond-quilted black leather with contrast stitching matching the Burnt Orange exterior. The exposed, polished shift lever dominates the passenger compartment, with the aircraft-inspired theme extending to the toggle switches engine-turned aluminum paneling. Showing less than 500 miles, this rare supercar is in-like new condition and will be auctioned October 1 in Rhode Island.