Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Spyker C8 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Spyker C8 Spyder

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Faster top speed 186 mph vs 155 mph 31 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,811 lb vs 4,066 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $270k vs $81k More than 3.2x more expensive harder to own
Side view of BMW M5

Reasons to consider the
BMW M5 (E60)

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More powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 400 HP @ 6,800 RPM 25% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 12.8 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 9.2 s vs 10.4 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 4,172 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,500 RPM 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C8 Spyder  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Spyker BMW
Price 270,000 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2000-2011 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.03 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 6,800 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 354 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 8,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,172 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.66 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 5 4

road tests

C8 Spyder  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 186 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 4.4 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 10.4 s 9.2 s
Top gear time 1:27.30 1:26.20

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.67:1
2: 2.05:1
3: 1.46:1
4: 1.13:1
5: 0.92:1
6: 0.78:1
7: 0.83:1
Axle ratio 3.6:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 216/? 457
Rear wheels 483/? 241 241/? 457

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,811 lb 4,066 lb
Width 74 in 72.7 in
Height 42.5 in 57.8 in
Length 159.4 in 191.5 in
Front track width 55.1 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 100.4 in 113.7 in
Spyker C8 Spyder
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BMW M5 (E60)
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