Built to comply with GTE specifications, the Aileron will be used by the company as well as private racing teams.

Spyker has announced the first details about the 2012 C8 Aileron GT race car.

Built to comply with GTE specifications, the Aileron will be used by the company as well as private racing teams. No word on specifications, but the standard car is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine that develops 400 PS (294 kW / 395 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the bespoke model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

According to Spyker Squadron Managing Director Peter Van Erp, "We will develop the car for the new GTE class, although after its first season we will assess whether there is sufficient demand to develop a variant to FIA GT3 specifications. This would be relatively straightforward and would increase the potential customer base for the car and associated race support package. We are already attracting customer race teams wishing to buy an off-the-shelf car, with enquiries arriving from Europe and the Far East."

As you may recall, Spyker's previous race car - the C8 Laviolette GT2R - claimed two second-place GT2 class finishes in the Le Mans Series and scored a fifth finish in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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