Cars for the GRID GT / GRID Prototypes Mod
(but can also be installed and driven as standalone)
Model : Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R 2006-2010
Series : ALMS / FIA GT / LM / LMS / IMSA
Classes : GT2
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Model reworked by EnduRacers Modding Team
for the Endurance Series for rFactor
GTR2 Conversion by Merlin75
GTR2 physic files by GT Italia Modding Team for the GRID GT Mod
Car Infos from ultimatecarpage.com :
The Spyder C8 Double 12R’s first race was the 2002 12 Hours of Sebring, though an accident prevented the car from finishing. It also participates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and several other endurance races. Since 2005 it has also participated in FIA GT races in the GT2 class with a Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R.
With an unprecedented pace Spyker rushed onto the scene; less than two years after the launch of the first production car, the manufacturer made its debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2002. Spyker, however, was not able to produce enough road going examples of the C8 Double 12 racer to fully homologate it. The car was allowed to run, but with smaller restrictors and a weight penalty, which heavily hampered the car’s performance. After two years of struggling Spyker abandoned the racing program, which had a finish in the 2003 Le Mans race as a highlight.
Spyker made a return to motorsport in the 12 Hours of Sebring race in 2005, with a completely new racer. Based on the regular C8 Spyder, homologation was not an issue for the C8 Spyder GT2-R. The silver and orange racer was the most remarkable car on the Sebring grid, which since the days of the AC Cobra had not seen an open GT car. Under the aluminium engine cover a slightly smaller version of the Audi V8 is installed. It was downsized to optimize it for use with the mandatory restrictors. The dimensions are similar to the road car, but widened to the maximum allowed width of 2 metres. Spyker could not disclose the exact weight of the GT2-R, but additional ballast is needed to bring it up to the minimum weight.
In the first two outings at Sebring and Spa, the Spyker showed promise, but it still lacked the pace and reliability to compete with the top runners. Next on the agenda was a trip to Le Mans for the third time in four years. Only eight hours in the race, the Spyker was forced to retire after a spectacular spin caused by an oil fire. In the following Le Mans Series and FIA GT the development work started to show resulting in two podium finishes in the Nürburgring 1000 km and the Dubai FIA GT race. With its deep rumble and fire spitting exhausts, the C8 Spyder was a welcome addition to the field and an immediate favourite of the fans.
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