By Nauman Farooq
At the 79th Geneva Motor Show, the Dutch car builder Spyker unveiled their new car, and it is a stunner. It’s called the C8 Aileron.
While mechanically this new version isn’t any different from their previous offering, hence it still has an Audi sourced 4.2-liter, V8, producing 400 hp. Thanks to its 354 lb/ft of torque it can propel from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and onto a top speed of 300 km/h.
It still delivers the power to the rear wheels only, but now you get a choice with transmissions. Base is a six-speed Getrag manual gearbox, or now you can opt for the six-speed ZF automatic that comes with paddle shifters for your driving pleasure.
The new car gets a new chassis, which is wider and longer than before, and hence improves cabin space. Spyker fans will be happy to learn that the exposed, polished gear linkage is kept on this model too. However, you get much more gadgets to play with, including a built in navigation system, Bluetooth interface, iPod connectivity and a new Kharma sound system.
Outside, you get this gorgeous, sculpted body that would make any car enthusiast go weak in the knees.
How much you ask? Base price for the manual is US$229,000, automatic is an extra US$10,000, and the tasty options can run an extra US$30,000.
Spyker’s have been selling cars around the world since 2002, and this year they can add Canada to the list.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, Spyker has an official distributor out of Calgary, Alberta, and they will be displaying two models at the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show, from March 11 to 15. If you can, go there to see these magnificent cars in person.