Spyker unveils C8 Aileron Spyder concept
Spyker’s C8 Aileron Spyder concept has made its debut at the MPH show in Earls Court, London.
The C8 Aileron is a soft-top cabriolet version of the original coupe that was released earlier this year.
As such it is fitted with the same 400bhp 4.2-litre engine as the hardtop however it is expected to fall just short of the performance levels and sprint times of the original, which boasts a top speed of 187mph and is able to clear 60mph in 4.5-seconds.
Both the cabriolet and coupe share the same aluminium space frame structure to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle, as well as a new suspension system.
Like sister company, Saab, the Spyker range and the C8 Aileron has been influenced by aviation, the evidence of which can be found in the ten blade 19 inch Rotorblade alloys as well as turbine-style air vents throughout the interior.
The soft-top comes in the form of a canvas material with a glass rear windscreen that retracts electro-hydraulically while the tonneaue is decked in with the company’s motto: ‘Nulla Invia Est Via’ – ‘For the tenacious, no road is impassable’.
Spyker is less cryptic in its current business strategy with the Dutch firm recently buying Saab. Initially Spyker was credited with rescuing the Swedish manufacturer from the brink of liquidation however Saab’s fortunes seem to have transferred to Spyker itself.
Spyker registered a record third quarter loss of £35million compared to the £3.6million loss of 2009.
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