Spyker C8 Aileron In Singapore

BY Joel Tam

The order book is open for Spyker's all-new long wheelbase model. Continuing the heritage of performance, craftsmanship and exclusivity, the all-new Spyker C8 Aileron is indeed one-of-a-kind.

Initially unveiled at the 2009 Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva, the new Spyker C8 Aileron is a two-door, two-seater mid-engined sports coupe with an all-aluminium spaceframe chassis. Inspired by the company’s aviation heritage, Spyker’s second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade, rather than the propeller which adorned many elements of Spyker’s first generation cars.

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.

Power comes from a naturally aspirated Audi 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine, generating 400 hp at 6,800 rpm and 480 Nm at just 3,500 rpm. All that grunt is transferred via a rear-mounted ZF Tiptronic 6-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift controls.

In Spyker tradition, the interior has a high attention to detail, with leather that is available in 14 standard colours, and a range of custom colours to suit individual customer preferences. Spyker’s trademark diamond stitched quilted interior trim finish is available as an option – as are Alcantara® and a duo-tone cabin. Further amplified, is the signature Spyker aviation theme. The brushed aluminium dashboard is an all-new design aligned paving the way for a new next-generation Spyker identity and also to maximise ergonomics, solid tactility and straightforward functionality. A turned aluminium dashboard, as seen on planes in the 1920s and 1930s, and Chronoswiss dials and switches are available as an option. The air vents are designed in turbine style.

A LCD display is integrated between the speedometer and the odometer to show the current selection and status of the in-car entertainment options offered by the standard Kharma sound system accommodated in the centre console. Needless to say, with these added 'mainstream' features, including a unique keyless entry system, the C8 Aileron is set to attract more customers to its exclusive name.