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Spyker Injects Le Mans Fever Into XBOX's Forza Motorsport 3 - Web Exclusive

May 13, 2010
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• Limited-edition Le Mans-themed Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 features in new download pack for Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox 360
• Exotic Car Pack is now available on Xbox LIVE for 400 Microsoft points
• Xbox 360 gamers can race a virtual Spyker around the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit for the first time

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Spyker and Xbox are injecting the passion and thrill of Le Mans, one of the world’s toughest motorsport challenges, into Xbox 360’s most successful racing game, Forza Motorsport 3, just one month ahead of the iconic race on June 12-13.

The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 is available as the gift car of the Exotic Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 3, which was released on 11 May for 400 Microsoft Points. Spyker is one of the world’s most exclusive car brands, and this is the first opportunity for Xbox 360 gamers to virtually race one of its cars.

The real-world limited-edition Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 celebrates the participation of Spyker’s works racing team - Spyker Squadron - in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The ‘LM85’ name reflects the starting number of Spyker Squadron’s GT2 race cars at Le Mans since its first entry in 2002. Only 24 examples are being produced.

"We’ve created something very special and unique with the LM85," said Victor Muller, Spyker CEO. "It’s very exciting to share our creation and passion with the Xbox and Forza Motorsport community, and we can’t wait to see how players put it through the paces on the track."

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The LM85 features a race-inspired body and stiff spaceframe chassis, both in lightweight aluminium, and all-round fully independent double wishbone suspension. Its naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 Audi engine generates 400 ps at 6,800 rpm and 480 Nm torque at just 3,500 rpm. An excellent power-to-weight ratio ensures that LM85 accelerates from 0-62 mph/0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of 185 mph/300 kph.

The LM85 is finished in a distinctive burnt almond orange colour, with contrasting Gun Metal ‘S’ logo and charcoal-tinted polycarbonate roof panels.

The LM85 is the newest addition to Forza Motorsport 3’s massive stable of cars from around the world. Available exclusively on Xbox 360, Forza Motorsport 3 is the only racing game that lets players collect, paint and tune more than 400 of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars then put them to the test on more than 100 tracks from around the globe. Whether you’re a first time player or seasoned racing game pro, Forza Motorsport 3 delivers an experience where everyone can have fun behind the wheel of their dream car.

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