Spyker Supercar

Mar 14, 2011

Spyker’s new C8 Aileron flagship supercar debuted in metal for the first time at the Calgary Auto Show.

The all-new Spyker C8 Aileron, which marks the next step in Spyker’s evolution, appeared at the Calgary auto show courtesy of The Distinctive Collection, part of the Dilawri Automotive Group in Calgary, according to a press release. The Spyker C8 Aileron will retail at approximately $232,000.

Inspired by the company’s aviation heritage, the second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade rather than the propeller that adorned many elements of Spyker’s first-generation, short-wheelbase cars, the release noted.

The Spyker C8 Aileron accelerates to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and offers a top speed of 187 mph, thanks to an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V-8 power plant.

“With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class ZF six-speed automatic transmission, the new C8 Aileron broadens the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining the marque’s exclusivity,” the company said in the release.

Customer deliveries of the C8 Aileron in the Americas is planned to start this summer.

“I’m delighted that auto enthusiasts in Calgary (had) the opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of the most exotic and exclusive supercars on the planet,” said Carsten Preisz, VP sales and marketing for Spyker of North America. “As the car was showcased in Calgary, the first of 100 customer cars planned for 2011 were being hand-built by true craftsmen at the CPP production facility in Coventry, England. (They are) masters of their art who are passionate about applying their skills to bring this car to life.”