• Spyker C8 Spyder is all chromed up

Some folks simply aren’t satisfied with the amount of attention brought on by driving a 400-horsepower super car. We don’t understand it, but that has to be the reason Spyker decided to dress up their C8 Spyder in chrome and bring it to China for the Beijing Auto Expo. This vehicle should be enough to satisfy some egos.

Some people may like chrome, including the Chinese fellow who reportedly scooped up this car for 4.8 million yuan, on their cars, but we’re on the other side of the fence here. Chrome is good for a lot of things, including a car’s rims, but painting an entire car, let alone a Spyker C8 Spyder, in chrome is not really what we’d call ‘pleasant to the eyes’.

But hey, beauty is still in the eye of the beholder, and if someone liked it enough to part with 4.8 million yuan, then that’s his decision.

We just wouldn’t want to see this car on the other side of the road in the middle of the day, that is, unless we had some polarized glasses at our disposal.


Source: Autoblog NL

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  (516) posted on 11.15.2010

I have read a good reviews for the Spyker and that’s a awesome sporty car though..

  (567) posted on 10.15.2010

Pocket change compared to what it’s going to cost to develop a 9-3. Utterly insignificant. If GM were smart, they’d forgo the cash, and just keep some equity.

  (1211) posted on 10.15.2010

Wow. I really like it. Much better than the original designs from Spyker that were just way too out there for me.

  (542) posted on 10.14.2010

Wow. I really like it. Much better than the original designs from Spyker that were just way too out there for me.

  (206) posted on 10.13.2010

The first time I ever saw Spyker was in 2007 at the LA Auto show and they had a chrome C8 there. It looked awesome, it was all riveted together like a fighter plane.

  (377) posted on 10.12.2010

Look at it this way, the original Spykers had a retarded looking front end. In that regard, they’ve made huge progress while improving on everything that made the original good. Yeah the vents are a bit silly but they establish what the car is even from a few hundred yards away.

  (50) posted on 10.12.2010

When the Chroming is done right, I feel like it makes the car look like it’s made of glass. Sure it’s reflecting what we see on our side of the car; but when it’s surrounded by buildings, the distorted reflections can look similar to looking through glass of varying densities.

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