Spyker C8 Aileron convertible debuts
Spyker Cars, Dutch manufacturer of exclusive, handcrafted sports cars since 2000, has introduced the first prototype of the Spyder version of its all-new sports car, the Spyker C8 Aileron. The Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder was unveiled at the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show in the United States.
The Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder presented is the first prototype for the open-top model, scheduled to go into production in the first half of 2010. The car sports a high-quality, semi-automatic canvas soft-top.
The Spyker C8 Aileron is an advanced mid-engine, two-seater sports car, featuring a longer wheelbase than Spyker’s existing sports cars, the C8 Laviolette and convertible C8 Spyder.
The Aileron is characterized by all-aluminium body construction and an all-aluminium 4.2-litre Audi V8 engine producing 400 hp and generating 479 Nm of torque at 3400 rpm. The engine is paired to a manual 6-speed gearbox, driving the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. Spyker is also offering an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The Aileron delivers a top speed of 300 kph and does the 0-100 kph acceleration run in under 4.5 seconds.
The C8 Aileron is fitted with a brand new front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension system developed by Lotus. The 235/35 size tyres in front and up to 295/30 at the rear come with the car. The C8 Aileron’s brakes are supplied by AP Racing. Carbon ceramic brakes will be available as an option soon.
Optional features include a turned aluminium dashboard fascia, elegant 19-inch wheels, quilted leather detailing for the cockpit and Chronoswiss dashboard instruments. Additionally, complete custom and unique finishes are available. Snooty customers may also order a 5-piece Louis Vuitton luggage set exclusively made for Spyker.
The Spyker C8 Aileron will come with an unlimited 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, and has dealers in Dubai, UAE.