Spyker just revealed their updated and production ready Spyker C8 Aileron. This long-wheelbase version of the Spyker C8 Laviolette is Spyker’s hope for a better and hopefully profitable future.
The Spyker C8 Aileron features a 4.2-liter V8 from Audi with an output of 400hp. New is the choice of either a Getrag six-speed manual or ZF auto-box. The automatic transmission is long awaited by Spyker fans and the company has high expectations for the results. The C8 Aileron will sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 187mph.
Spyker Cars, manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars since 2000, today proudly introduces the production version of its all-new second-generation sports car: the Spyker C8 Aileron, the prototype of which was shown at Geneva in 2008.
Victor R. Muller, Spyker Cars’ founder and Chief Executive Officer said on the occasion of the unveiling: “When we unveiled the C8 Aileron prototype here last year, we wanted to make a clear statement to the industry that Spyker was about to take the next step in its short but intense history, by introducing its second-generation sports cars, developed from scratch. Within a year we transformed that prototype into the production-ready car we show here today. The first cars are being built now with customer production and deliveries starting in May 2009.
The C8 Aileron’s design is heavily inspired by Spyker’s aviation heritage, as was the case with all previous models, but with a clear emphasis on the second-generation aircraft propulsion: the turbine rather than the propeller that adorned so many elements of the first-generation cars. Similarly the “Aileron” name pays tribute to that aviation heritage. It is the device that makes an aircraft turn and symbolizes the turning point that the Aileron is for Spyker: the car which will turn the company towards long-awaited profitability.”