Spyker C8 Aileron

04Mar08

Spyker C8 Aileron SuperCar Spyker

Spyker C8 Aileron SuperCar

The Spyker Aileron has a mid-engined configuration with aluminium space frame. The C8 Aileron’s space frame has 40% more torsional rigidity and is 4.5 inches longer without any more weight then the 2000 C8.

In aviation the turbine engine succeeded the propeller. Spyker followed suit by replacing the propeller design consistently applied to many elements of its cars with the turbine engine. The polished aluminium air inlets and the signature air inlet on the top of the roof remain but are now turbine shaped. The propeller wheels of the first generation cars are replaced by a 10 blade rotor wheel in 19″. The redesigned outside mirrors have a cone mounted on two turbine fan blades available in polished aluminium as an option.

The first generations split side windows were not optimal in terms of keeping wind noise and water out. The Aileron has single pane side glass that drop when the door is opened or closed. The shark-like gills of the first generation C8 are abandoned to give the C8 Aileron a smoother appearance. The rear diffuser was redesigned for improved aerodynamics. The redesigned lights feature Xenon and LED units. The enlarged radiator opening provides additional cooling in anticipation of more horsepower.

The Aileron will continue to use the Audi 4.2 litre V8 5-valve 4-cam engine. The 400 hp engine is now mated to a 6 speed Getrag manual or a 6 speed automatic ZF gearbox For the first time Spyker Cars offers an automatic gearbox option besides the manual transmission. Spyker claims a 187 mph top speed and only 4.3 seconds to reach 62 mph.

The Aileron’s suspension was developed from scratch and has double wishbones both front and rear. Shock absorbers are now placed vertically within the wishbones. Carbon Ceramic AP Racing Brakes with colour coded callipersare available as an option.

The glass jet inspired canopy, first introduced on the C8 Laviolette in 2001 is extended backwards, reducing drag and increasing cockpit headroom. The interior is finished in one of 14 colors offered by the Dutch Tannery of Hulshof. Any other color is available as an option. Ellemeijer uses six hides to clad the entire interior in leather. Chronoswiss Dials are available as a finishing touch.

When Spyker started production in 2003 80% of the customers ordered their cars without any audio system, the engine provided all the sound one could possibly wish for. Now every Aileron comes standard with a Kharma sound system with 7 speakers, incorporating GPS navigation, Bluetooth, CD player and an i-Pod jack.

The Aileron is available in 14 standard colours but as an option customers may elect to have the car painted any colour they whish.

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