Well they finally found it under a sheet. Looking very glam is the new Spyker C8 Aileron sportscar revealed at the Geneva motor show.
Big news for a little firm, Spyker have today unveiled their V8 powered C8 Aileron Grand Tourer.
The coupe has an aluminium body clad around an all aluminium space-frame chassis. The bodywork from the front draws heavily from Spyker’s aero heritage as some of the intakes would not look out of place on an Airbus A320. Squint a little from the rear and you would be forgiven that you were looking at a TVR Tuscan, overall though it’s undeniably interesting.
A wider track and a 10cm longer wheelbase gives the Spyker an almost square footprint. Making that footprint are immense 19-inch BF Goodrich tyres which are wrapped around turbine style (the aero heritage again) 10 spoke bladed alloys. Just hidden behind these alloys are substantial AP racing brakes which can be optioned up to Carbon/Ceramic specification. Double wishbone suspension features both front and rear.
An Audi sourced 4.2L 5 valve per cylinder V8 churns out a respectable 400hp through either a 6 speed manual Getrag gearbox or at an extra cost, a 6 speed ZF automatic transmission.
The standard kit is immense and includes Xenon headlights and a Bluetooth equipped Audio system with GPS and an i-Pod adapter. Expect lots of leather inside the cockpit. It’s not cheap though with the manual coming at a snip under €200,000 and the auto at €207,990.
Keen to develop some racing heritage, Spyker will field two Spyker Laviolette GT2R’s in both the 2008 and 2009 Le Mans Series. Spyker will also enter the classic 24hr Le Mans. We wish them luck.