THE QUIRKIEST SUPERCAR! My First Spyker C8 Laviolette Drive

30 ian. 2021
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The Spyker C8 Laviolette is the quirkiest supercar I've driven! With an attention to detail that's only really known from Pagani, the Dutch cars are loaded with unusual details, beautiful finishes, and unique touches. Join me with Barry at Ikonick to take a first drive!
The Spyker C8s (both Laviolette and Spyder) are powered by an Audi 4.2l NA V8, making 400hp and 480Nm, putting the power to the rear wheels through a glorious 6 speed manual gearbox with exposed linkage in the cabin. While physically being very small cars, combined with a race orientated suspension setup, the connection and feel for the driver is incredible to experience.
Visually, the design inherits numerous elements from aviation, from the turbine wheels to the propeller logo, combined with the use of quality materials throughout. The interior is luxurious and beautifully crafted in a way that's more familiar from Pagani models like the Zonda and Huayra.
Barry Skolnick recently bought the two Spyker models to add to Ikonick The Collection, along with the carbon fibre bicycle and owner's watch, but I certainly wasn't expecting them to be as entertaining to drive as they are!
A huge thanks to Barry and the team at Ikonick for my drive in the Spyker C8 Laviolette, be sure to follow them for more!
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
00:44 Walkaround
05:23 With Barry
06:35 First Drive
14:10 At the Collection
16:44 Conclusion
#Spyker #IkonickCollection #TestDrive


  • The Spyker C8 Laviolette has taken me by surprise! Having spotted them a number of times over the years, I certainly didn't expect them to be such great fun to drive. Thanks to Barry and Ikonick for the run out in some of the latest acquisitions to the collection:

    Shmee150Shmee150Acum lună
    • Aren't they made in uk last I heard , Audi Powerd .

      geraint robertsgeraint robertsAcum lună
    • Hello. Does the aluminium dash reflects the sun light in any unpleasent way ? . Does the aluminum plank grating helps in any way?

      Peminat KenderaanPeminat KenderaanAcum lună
    • Which of these 2 Spykers do you prefer?

      Mohamed .KanooMohamed .KanooAcum lună
    • Tim, buy a Reliant Robin and flex on them haters

      James GermainJames GermainAcum lună
    • Shmee150 Absolutely Incredible I'm glad Barry gave you a chance to his Spyker C8 Lavette and I think it looks and sounds awesome

      Hellcat Dreamin JoshHellcat Dreamin JoshAcum lună
  • I just love the Spyker since the first time I saw it.

    Vinícius MagnoniVinícius MagnoniAcum 2 Zile
  • 新年好!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    窦唯潇洒窦唯潇洒Acum 11 Zile
  • Basic instinct 2

    Gokuldas HGokuldas HAcum 12 Zile
  • always been one of my dream cars, quirky and little known but still one of the most incredible cars of the '00s and indeed all time without a doubt.

    Jimmy ClarksonJimmy ClarksonAcum 13 Zile
  • great car indeed

    Mohammed SalahMohammed SalahAcum 15 Zile
  • One of my dream cars!

    Honey BadgerHoney BadgerAcum 16 Zile
  • ugly front, much better read, best interior

    R RR RAcum 19 Zile
  • Damn! I’ve always loved these spykers! Way better than most super cars out today

    AllaboveAllaboveAcum 20 Zile
  • I saw one in the foyer at the Marriott Hotel in Guangzhou China 15yrs ago. It was USD $1,000,000.

    1pairfatchopsticks1pairfatchopsticksAcum 20 Zile
  • Man don't disrespect them by calling them "baby pagans", they have their own charm. Don't ruin it.

    Ali KhanAli KhanAcum 26 Zile
  • Unfortunately a few weeks ago Spyker went bankrupt (again)

    1973stefant1973stefantAcum 27 Zile
  • About the bicycle It is NOT carbon-fibre !!!!! That is called TEXALLIUM , I know I'm Dutch and I did supply the raw material. (Please Tim.... Details !)

    Wim BrinkWim BrinkAcum 28 Zile
  • Proud to be Dutch! Unique design 👍🏻☝🏻

    All Blacks NZAll Blacks NZAcum 28 Zile
  • Those bridges you drove across are the inspiration for the BeeGee’s song Jive Talking bc of the rhythm from the segments of pavement & the side rails.

    Tommy2shoe811Tommy2shoe811Acum 29 Zile
  • 👍👍👍

    teddy rocateddy rocaAcum lună
  • I thought u did for some reason

    BraZicK officialBraZicK officialAcum lună
  • I just seen the movie WAR and seen Jet Li driving this car and then randomly your vid pops up in my recommendations. I think the feds watching.

    Andrezzy 5.0Andrezzy 5.0Acum lună
  • I ❤ this design.

    DoubleDeckerAntonDoubleDeckerAntonAcum lună
  • Deze video is gekoloniseerd

    Ruben de HaanRuben de HaanAcum lună
  • This is the neatest car front hood to the peddles down to the trims.. so far it’s better than Bugatti arguably

    Shani Mulah504Shani Mulah504Acum lună
  • Was that a bottom burp at 4:30 I ask myself? 🤔💨

    spence22spence22Acum lună
  • My dad and I were gawking at rolls Royces and bentleys at a dealer in Chicago In I think 2008 and they took us in the back and showed us Their small selection of spykers! That car has stuck with me ever since

    Nolan ONolan OAcum lună
  • Nailed it.

    Axel AAxel AAcum lună
  • As a dutch man, i am proud🇳🇱

    doedoe Brotherdoedoe BrotherAcum lună
  • This is what happens when a Jaguar and a Fiat type 175 made a baby... Ducking ugly Front looks like a ripoff from a Jag & the back looks like a awfull Fiat type 175 😂 im honesty surprised that they sold one 😂

    Andy WalravensAndy WalravensAcum lună
  • The original Spyker car company, having been coachbuilders since 1880, build around 1500 'horseless' cars in their Amsterdam factory between 1900 and 1926. During WWI they made without great success airplanes as well, as symbolised in the logo design from 1914 which was adopted about 85 years later by the modern company (and as you didn't fail to notice they love to throw around), probably hoping to cling to the legend of the old firm. And they should because three years after switching from coaches to motors it rolled out the "60 HP" model, the first car in the world to feature a 6-cylinder engine, AND traction on 4 wheels (decades before the Jeep), AND brakes on all 4 wheels, and mind you this was in 1903, for a Doug DeMuro of those days that must have been like a McLaren, Bugatti and Koenigsegg all in one! Another legendary feat was a Spyker coming in second in the 1907 Peking to Paris car race, probably the most gruelling race ever to have taken place that even today hardly any car would survive, only having lost to an Italian car because the Italians - as to be expected - cheated.The small original Spyker factory untill their inevitable end in 1926 produced cars that were seen as "the Rolls-Royces of the Continent" and although the Dutch in automotive terms overall haven't much to show for this much overseen part of the automobile's development history is a source of pride even today. FULL DISCLOSURE: Yes I am a Dutchman and for 15 years I lived in Amsterdam just blocks away from the original production site being well aware of it, and seeing one of the rare surviving cars of that age now in a museum (the first "60 HP" survives!) makes my blood indeed run faster. A brief look into recent developments also would have caught your attention. The modern Spyker shop shares with the old one a history of (near) bankruptcies, debt restructuring, unsuccessfull adventures (aviation in 1914-'18, Saab takeover in the 2000's) etc., but also having a hard time laying their head down. In 2016 Spyker agreed with Koenigsegg that they are going to supply a 600 hp V8 for the 2018 carbon fibre C8, which will by then the be the only manual gear box high performance car on the market, provided they don't go broke in the meantime. Shmee you would have liked the opportunity to drive that car, would you? Sadly, this January what remained of the company has again gone bankrupy after fruitless attempts to attract investments from Russia. Don't be surprised however at a new miraculous rebirth in the future.

    svdlaansvdlaanAcum lună
  • If it ain't Dutch it ain't much!

    David SDavid SAcum lună
  • wat a work of of the most beautiful and timeless cars ever...the ignition in the glove box is beyond me tho lol

    aramis gastonaramis gastonAcum lună
  • 150 miles from new! N hes going to drive it? I'm torn between thinking that's awesome, it's a are meant to be driven But also sad, since it's such a rare ultra low mile example So theres one less for the next generation Not sure if I'm odd in that sense, if I were buying a high end sports car I'd buy one with some mileage on it Let the collectors have their low mile cars I'll go for the drivers

    Davie JayDavie JayAcum lună
  • Spyker? ....I barely even knew her :0

    hulaGUNZhulaGUNZAcum lună
  • Outside is like a Maserati/Aston Martin, with almost like how Brabus do up Mercs, the engine is an Audi, the interior has Pagani vibes.🔥

    The Kingant27The Kingant27Acum lună
  • Spyker c8 just has to be one of those forgotten super cars such a beautiful machine. Also I just love how starting it up is kinda like starting an old fighter plane especially with that dash!

    Nighthawk 009Nighthawk 009Acum lună
  • Hello. Does the aluminium dash reflects the sun light in any unpleasent way ? . Does the aluminum plank grating helps in any way?

    Peminat KenderaanPeminat KenderaanAcum lună
  • This is a case of slower is faster. Not that fast by today’s standards but that’s not the point. That leather must smell great. And it’s a wonderful interior. I wish I could afford one of these.

    Eddie FalconEddie FalconAcum lună
  • Haha terrible cars He’s probably best friend with victor muller the well known psychopath that put Saab in bankruptcy with help from Russian maffia

    Tord AppelquistTord AppelquistAcum lună
  • Dutch pride!😍🚘🇳🇱

    Joshua GommersJoshua GommersAcum lună
  • Wait! Where are the huge TV screens? The ride mode selectors? The cameras? Oh, the humanity, how can he even drive this thing?

    3ducs3ducsAcum lună
  • In video thumbnails, Shmee's starting to pose like Doug de. Quirky, alright! Just an observation, not a dis.

    Fanny PackuiaoFanny PackuiaoAcum lună
  • Love these cars, proper cars, lots of dials,

    Adrian EllisAdrian EllisAcum lună
  • The interior of this car is simply stunning, one of my favorite interiors of all time. But the exterior looks like a Maserati 3200 gt riced out with cheap eBay kits lol

    Ms BettySassyWhiteMs BettySassyWhiteAcum lună
  • I’m proud to be Dutch!!

    fredgienfredgienAcum lună
  • Always loved Spyker. Such a unique brand

    Nightrodboss EdenNightrodboss EdenAcum lună
  • Piece of art, my dream car

    Jérémy ReyJérémy ReyAcum lună
  • Are They For Sale By Chance?Let Me Know If Yes..

    Nomad Forex MentorNomad Forex MentorAcum lună
  • Dutch power

    Arne HemelrijkArne HemelrijkAcum lună
  • My right ear is bored af while watching your videos

    EnJEnJAcum lună
  • The rear end looks almost identical to that of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale

    Sam WestenskowSam WestenskowAcum lună
  • Its more of a feature then a quirk, but made by the Dutch, it's quite spacious. Shmee isn't a small man and he looks to have oodles of space Fun fact: They 'made' a 1 of 1 police C8 convertible to

    Pieter RosingPieter RosingAcum lună
  • 6:03 chickens are kept in a coop😉

    Ray GT6Ray GT6Acum lună
  • at night when inside is lit up it looks crazy inside those spykers

    JayJayAcum lună
  • Damn, spyker c8 just became one of my favourite cars.

    Tommy DennisTommy DennisAcum lună
  • that design to turn a key IN THE GLOVE BOX is really butt

    Nezioo AraujooNezioo AraujooAcum lună
  • Why does that guy have 3 sennas???

    Juwan GoodridgeJuwan GoodridgeAcum lună
  • The Spyker's are the most Beautiful cars i've ever seen in my life. (Sorry for My English if i wrote something wrong).

    Nico MardonesNico MardonesAcum lună
  • This is the definition of modern classic. They both look like supercars and the vibe of those 20s-70s aesthetics.

    Scorp SevenScorp SevenAcum lună
  • Spiker was, spiked with A V8 to make it feel fast.

    j Walsterj WalsterAcum lună
  • Wow....never knew they would be like that...another car added to my grail list......

    Don Juan150Don Juan150Acum lună
  • After having trouble to find the door opener and it would take me a another day or two to find the starter inside glove box.

    gtb5gtb5Acum lună
  • Awesome looking cars. Sam from see-throughglass drove one when was in the usa also

    James PughJames PughAcum lună
  • The Spyker has been my dream car from the moment I saw them in the early 2000s.

    Fly AlaricFly AlaricAcum lună
  • The Spyker is such a work of art! Everything is so carefully crafted and beautifully done. Under appreciated to me for sure!

    Joseph CoatesJoseph CoatesAcum lună
  • It looks like a Mini Cooper

    Nicholas RucinskiNicholas RucinskiAcum lună
  • Wait.... the Labia what??

    Dave BDave BAcum lună
  • Seems I’m the only one in the comments that doesn’t like this car 🤷‍♂️

    Richard PierceRichard PierceAcum lună
  • It Shmee, Snap, Crackle and say it ain't snow again.

    fat Fredfat FredAcum lună
  • Just wondering @shmee150 whether you could improve your audio as most videos a lot of the time the audio is biased towards one side which causes all the sound to come in only one headphone

    AlphaphoenixAlphaphoenixAcum lună
  • That car is a peace of shit and you know it :)

    55uniwega55uniwegaAcum lună

    dm bijldm bijlAcum lună
  • can u fix the sound? its impossible to hear with headphones... your voice is only at left speaker and there is a lot of noise

    Xtreme BattleXtreme BattleAcum lună
  • Pure art

    The GTE ChannelThe GTE ChannelAcum lună
  • It's really crazy to be watching this Spyker video.. randomly yesterday they popped into my head an have been wondering how the value has been holding

    John HankinsJohn HankinsAcum lună
  • I have a soft spot for Spyker ever since Victor Müller made an honest go at trying to save Saab. The man is definately worth a shout out and sadly he has lost the battle since Spyker has folded pretty recently.

    Paul GerebenPaul GerebenAcum lună
  • Spyker Byker

    Gozar 111Gozar 111Acum lună
  • I loved these when they came out the interiors were amazing

    Jerome pJerome pAcum lună
  • Would be cool to add a 2.3 tvs rotor supercharger to the spyker. The chassis look like it could use another 150 hp safely. Very cool car. The interior is sexy.

    Brad PittmanBrad PittmanAcum lună
  • First time I saw this car was in the Jet li movie War

    PennywisePennywiseAcum lună
  • Looks like 5 different cars in one. 6x6 in the back like “listen to me.“

    Baad Fam GamersBaad Fam GamersAcum lună
  • Used to work at a high end country club and one of the guys had a spyker it was pretty impressive and held its own with the gt3’s bentleys Lambos and ferraris... But the an mc4-12 Maserati and f50 put everything to shame

    Paul BancroftPaul BancroftAcum lună
  • that spyker steeringwheel IS the best wheel that was ever made, pure candy for the eye

    Farfars Favoriter -TriJFarfars Favoriter -TriJAcum lună
    • and im only 3minutes in.. jesus fkn christ this is a masterpiece indeed

      Farfars Favoriter -TriJFarfars Favoriter -TriJAcum lună
  • Didn't they have a Spyker in xxx action the movie.

    zeroblackdeath 13zeroblackdeath 13Acum lună
  • I've always thought the front-end was kinda reminiscent of the Aston Martin DB7.

    Carlos ClivillesCarlos ClivillesAcum lună
  • Plz stay I wanna meet u

    Eli VZEli VZAcum lună
  • Are u going to be in Miami for prisige imports car show on feb 20 2021

    Eli VZEli VZAcum lună
  • Not that long ago, I warmly remember those Spykers racing along with the Panoz at Le Mans. Thank you Tim

    fjs24fjs24Acum lună
  • Top

    Nuno SousaNuno SousaAcum lună
  • I gotta say- that car really fits Tim.

    Clayton HenryClayton HenryAcum lună
  • Loved watching them race back at Lemans few years ago.

    Mark WatkinsonMark WatkinsonAcum lună

    Indiana550SpyderIndiana550SpyderAcum lună
  • Spiker, that brand that is AGAIN bankrupt!.... What a shame! How can a brand like this be in such difficult situation??? Their cars are pure artworks!!

    Michael MichaelsMichael MichaelsAcum lună
  • "Doug Demuro is calling"

    AliAliAcum lună
  • Name sounds like a car in GTA

    Ben ReidBen ReidAcum lună
  • Next time do it the Doug style "THIS.."

    Bhavya MathurBhavya MathurAcum lună
  • Yea - Nice, very nice. - Old school you know your cool.........................

    Sly Mother TruckerSly Mother TruckerAcum lună
  • I never paid much attention to this car but wow just wow!

    Thomas ThorntonThomas ThorntonAcum lună
  • I had so much hope for the dutch car scene back when these came out. Lets call it young and dumb. Still love the crafstmanship though.

    kevin dokterkevin dokterAcum lună
  • Am I the only one who has the impression that Barry always seems sleepy and bored :D

    DreamingTheSupercarLifeDreamingTheSupercarLifeAcum lună
  • I remember seeing the Spyder on Top Gear way back in the day, and you talked about the LM85 model with Saabkyle04 a few years back, that Spyker C8 Spyder is a truly proper machine that is, especially with THAT INTERIOR!!! Hopefully some day you will get to drive the C8 Aileron.

    The Red LenseThe Red LenseAcum lună
  • Anyone notice the kinda sloppy leather work on the re wrapped Audi steering wheel?

    jeremyscottjeremyscottAcum lună
  • where the hell is the new Spyker anyway??

    grilled megrilled meAcum lună