THE QUIRKIEST SUPERCAR! My First Spyker C8 Laviolette Drive

Autos & Fahrzeuge

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
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  • Shmee150
    Shmee150Vor Monat

    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:

  • geraint roberts

    geraint roberts

    Vor 28 Tage

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

  • Peminat Kenderaan

    Peminat Kenderaan

    Vor 28 Tage

    Hello. Does the aluminium dash reflects the sun light in any unpleasent way ? . Does the aluminum plank grating helps in any way?

  • Mohamed .Kanoo

    Mohamed .Kanoo

    Vor 29 Tage

    Which of these 2 Spykers do you prefer?

  • James Germain

    James Germain

    Vor 29 Tage

    Tim, buy a Reliant Robin and flex on them haters

  • Hellcat Dreamin Josh

    Hellcat Dreamin Josh

    Vor Monat

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

  • 窦唯潇洒
    窦唯潇洒Vor 7 Tage


  • Gokuldas H
    Gokuldas HVor 7 Tage

    Basic instinct 2

  • Jimmy Clarkson
    Jimmy ClarksonVor 9 Tage

    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.

  • Mohammed Salah
    Mohammed SalahVor 11 Tage

    great car indeed

  • Honey Badger
    Honey BadgerVor 11 Tage

    One of my dream cars!

  • R R
    R RVor 14 Tage

    ugly front, much better read, best interior

  • Allabove
    AllaboveVor 15 Tage

    Damn! I’ve always loved these spykers! Way better than most super cars out today

  • 1pairfatchopsticks
    1pairfatchopsticksVor 16 Tage

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

  • Ali Khan
    Ali KhanVor 21 Tag

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

  • 1973stefant
    1973stefantVor 23 Tage

    Unfortunately a few weeks ago Spyker went bankrupt (again)

  • Wim Brink
    Wim BrinkVor 23 Tage

    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 !)

  • All Blacks NZ
    All Blacks NZVor 24 Tage

    Proud to be Dutch! Unique design 👍🏻☝🏻

  • Tommy2shoe811
    Tommy2shoe811Vor 25 Tage

    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.

  • teddy roca
    teddy rocaVor 25 Tage


  • BraZicK official
    BraZicK officialVor 26 Tage

    I thought u did for some reason

  • Andrezzy 5.0
    Andrezzy 5.0Vor 26 Tage

    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.

  • DoubleDeckerAnton
    DoubleDeckerAntonVor 26 Tage

    I ❤ this design.

  • Ruben de Haan
    Ruben de HaanVor 26 Tage

    Deze video is gekoloniseerd

  • Shani Mulah504
    Shani Mulah504Vor 26 Tage

    This is the neatest car front hood to the peddles down to the trims.. so far it’s better than Bugatti arguably

  • spence22
    spence22Vor 27 Tage

    Was that a bottom burp at 4:30 I ask myself? 🤔💨

  • Nolan O
    Nolan OVor 27 Tage

    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

  • Axel A
    Axel AVor 27 Tage

    Nailed it.

  • doedoe Brother
    doedoe BrotherVor 27 Tage

    As a dutch man, i am proud🇳🇱

  • Andy Walravens
    Andy WalravensVor 27 Tage

    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 😂

  • svdlaan
    svdlaanVor 28 Tage

    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.

  • David S
    David SVor 28 Tage

    If it ain't Dutch it ain't much!

  • aramis gaston
    aramis gastonVor 28 Tage

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

  • Davie Jay
    Davie JayVor 28 Tage

    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

  • hulaGUNZ
    hulaGUNZVor 28 Tage

    Spyker? ....I barely even knew her :0

  • The Kingant27
    The Kingant27Vor 28 Tage

    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.🔥

  • Nighthawk 009
    Nighthawk 009Vor 28 Tage

    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!

  • Peminat Kenderaan
    Peminat KenderaanVor 28 Tage

    Hello. Does the aluminium dash reflects the sun light in any unpleasent way ? . Does the aluminum plank grating helps in any way?

  • Eddie Falcon
    Eddie FalconVor 28 Tage

    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.

  • Tord Appelquist
    Tord AppelquistVor 28 Tage

    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

  • Joshua Gommers
    Joshua GommersVor 28 Tage

    Dutch pride!😍🚘🇳🇱

  • 3ducs
    3ducsVor 28 Tage

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

  • Fanny Packuiao
    Fanny PackuiaoVor 28 Tage

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

  • Adrian Ellis
    Adrian EllisVor 28 Tage

    Love these cars, proper cars, lots of dials,

  • Ms BettySassyWhite
    Ms BettySassyWhiteVor 28 Tage

    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

  • fredgien
    fredgienVor 28 Tage

    I’m proud to be Dutch!!

  • Nightrodboss Eden
    Nightrodboss EdenVor 28 Tage

    Always loved Spyker. Such a unique brand

  • Jérémy Rey
    Jérémy ReyVor 28 Tage

    Piece of art, my dream car

  • Nomad Forex Mentor
    Nomad Forex MentorVor 28 Tage

    Are They For Sale By Chance?Let Me Know If Yes..

  • Arne Hemelrijk
    Arne HemelrijkVor 28 Tage

    Dutch power

  • EnJ
    EnJVor 29 Tage

    My right ear is bored af while watching your videos

  • Sam Westenskow
    Sam WestenskowVor 29 Tage

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

  • Pieter Rosing
    Pieter RosingVor 29 Tage

    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

  • Ray GT6
    Ray GT6Vor 29 Tage

    6:03 chickens are kept in a coop😉

  • Jay
    JayVor 29 Tage

    at night when inside is lit up it looks crazy inside those spykers

  • Tommy Dennis
    Tommy DennisVor 29 Tage

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

  • Nezioo Araujoo
    Nezioo AraujooVor 29 Tage

    that design to turn a key IN THE GLOVE BOX is really butt

  • Juwan Goodridge
    Juwan GoodridgeVor 29 Tage

    Why does that guy have 3 sennas???

  • Nico Mardones
    Nico MardonesVor 29 Tage

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

  • Scorp Seven
    Scorp SevenVor 29 Tage

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

  • j Walster
    j WalsterVor 29 Tage

    Spiker was, spiked with A V8 to make it feel fast.

  • Don Juan150
    Don Juan150Vor 29 Tage

    Wow....never knew they would be like that...another car added to my grail list......

  • gtb5
    gtb5Vor 29 Tage

    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.

  • James Pugh
    James PughVor 29 Tage

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

  • Fly Alaric
    Fly AlaricVor 29 Tage

    The Spyker has been my dream car from the moment I saw them in the early 2000s.

  • Joseph Coates
    Joseph CoatesVor 29 Tage

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

  • Nicholas Rucinski
    Nicholas RucinskiVor 29 Tage

    It looks like a Mini Cooper

  • Dave B
    Dave BVor 29 Tage

    Wait.... the Labia what??

  • Richard Pierce
    Richard PierceVor 29 Tage

    Seems I’m the only one in the comments that doesn’t like this car 🤷‍♂️

  • fat Fred
    fat FredVor 29 Tage

    It Shmee, Snap, Crackle and say it ain't snow again.

  • Alphaphoenix
    AlphaphoenixVor 29 Tage

    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

  • 55uniwega
    55uniwegaVor 29 Tage

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

  • dm bijl
    dm bijlVor 29 Tage


  • Xtreme Battle
    Xtreme BattleVor 29 Tage

    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

  • The GTE Channel
    The GTE ChannelVor 29 Tage

    Pure art

  • John Hankins
    John HankinsVor 29 Tage

    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

  • Paul Gereben
    Paul GerebenVor 29 Tage

    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.

  • Gozar 111
    Gozar 111Vor 29 Tage

    Spyker Byker

  • Jerome p
    Jerome pVor 29 Tage

    I loved these when they came out the interiors were amazing

  • Brad Pittman
    Brad PittmanVor 29 Tage

    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.

  • Pennywise
    PennywiseVor 29 Tage

    First time I saw this car was in the Jet li movie War

  • Baad Fam Gamers
    Baad Fam GamersVor 29 Tage

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

  • Paul Bancroft
    Paul BancroftVor 29 Tage

    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

  • Farfars Favoriter -TriJ
    Farfars Favoriter -TriJVor 29 Tage

    that spyker steeringwheel IS the best wheel that was ever made, pure candy for the eye

  • Farfars Favoriter -TriJ

    Farfars Favoriter -TriJ

    Vor 29 Tage

    and im only 3minutes in.. jesus fkn christ this is a masterpiece indeed

  • zeroblackdeath 13
    zeroblackdeath 13Vor 29 Tage

    Didn't they have a Spyker in xxx action the movie.

  • Carlos Clivilles
    Carlos ClivillesVor 29 Tage

    I've always thought the front-end was kinda reminiscent of the Aston Martin DB7.

  • Eli VZ
    Eli VZVor 29 Tage

    Plz stay I wanna meet u

  • Eli VZ
    Eli VZVor 29 Tage

    Are u going to be in Miami for prisige imports car show on feb 20 2021

  • fjs24
    fjs24Vor 29 Tage

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

  • Nuno Sousa
    Nuno SousaVor 29 Tage


  • Clayton Henry
    Clayton HenryVor 29 Tage

    I gotta say- that car really fits Tim.

  • Mark Watkinson
    Mark WatkinsonVor 29 Tage

    Loved watching them race back at Lemans few years ago.

  • Indiana550Spyder
    Indiana550SpyderVor 29 Tage


  • Michael Michaels
    Michael MichaelsVor 29 Tage

    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!!

  • Ali
    AliVor 29 Tage

    "Doug Demuro is calling"

  • Ben Reid
    Ben ReidVor 29 Tage

    Name sounds like a car in GTA

  • Bhavya Mathur
    Bhavya MathurVor 29 Tage

    Next time do it the Doug style "THIS.."

  • Sly Mother Trucker
    Sly Mother TruckerVor 29 Tage

    Yea - Nice, very nice. - Old school you know your cool.........................

  • Thomas Thornton
    Thomas ThorntonVor 29 Tage

    I never paid much attention to this car but wow just wow!

  • kevin dokter
    kevin dokterVor 29 Tage

    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.

  • DreamingTheSupercarLife
    DreamingTheSupercarLifeVor 29 Tage

    Am I the only one who has the impression that Barry always seems sleepy and bored :D

  • The Red Lense
    The Red LenseVor 29 Tage

    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.

  • jeremyscott
    jeremyscottVor 29 Tage

    Anyone notice the kinda sloppy leather work on the re wrapped Audi steering wheel?

  • grilled me
    grilled meVor 29 Tage

    where the hell is the new Spyker anyway??

  • Daniel Shillito
    Daniel ShillitoVor 29 Tage

    I saw a few in Monaco a few years back and i had a ride in a weissman @shmee try do a vidoe on one