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Spyker C8 Aileron to Make US Debut at Pebble Beach

 Spyker C8 Aileron to Make US Debut at Pebble Beach
Spyker C8 Aileron

Spyker will once again grace the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with its presence making it the eighth consecutive appearance at the show, since it's rebirth in 2000. This year the specialist marque will bring the Spyker C8 Aileron, an all aluminium concept that previews the second generation C-line sports car.

The long wheel base model is making its first appearance on US soil, under the hood is a powerful 4.2 litre V8 producing 400 BHP position in the middle of the car giving the model superb weight distribution. The C8 Aileron is set to go into full production by the end of the year.

Joining the LWB C8 Aileron at the show will be the C8 Spyder and a C8 Laviolette.

 

Source: Spyker
Published Aug 13, 2008 4:00 pm By Clinton Deacon
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Spyker Cars N.V., manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars, is again present at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California, USA, from Wednesday August 13, until Sunday August 17, 2008. Spyker has attended this event since its rebirth in 2000 and is present for the eighth consecutive time.

The presence of Spyker marks the US debut of the all aluminium LWB model Spyker C8 Aileron. On Sunday, August 17, during the Annual Concept Car Display on the Concept Lawn in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach, the Spyker C8 Aileron will be prominently displayed.

>From Thursday, August 14, through Sunday, August 17, a C8 Spyder and a C8 Laviolette will be on display at the Spyker stand on Peter Hay Hill. Two additional Spykers will be on display at the McCalls Motorworks event on Wednesday, August 13 and at the Quail Lodge on Friday, August 15.

Spyker C8 Aileron (concept car)

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, Spyker is proud to introduce the concept of its second generation C-line sports car in the United States of America. The Long Wheel Base model C8 Aileron can be specified with either manual or automatic transmission. The all aluminium C8 Aileron continues Spyker’s signature architecture (applied since its inception in 2000 with the C8 Spyder) of a mid-engined configuration in an aluminium space frame, clad in aluminium body panels.

The Aileron’s space frame is an advanced design from its original, as seen on the first generation of the Spyker models: its torsional rigidity was improved by 40% without adding any weight. Its dimensions have been modified, increasing the wheelbase by 100 mm / 4.5 inches for improved road handling, more cockpit space and to suit the automatic gearbox. Furthermore, its front track was widened and as a result the car is virtually ‘square’.

The Aileron will continue to use a 4.2 litre V8 producing 400 BHP. This engine is mated to a 6 speed Getrag manual or a 6 speed automatic ZF gearbox. Every Aileron will be equipped with a Kharma sound system, incorporating a GPS system, Bluetooth, CD player and I-pod connectivity. The Spyker C8 Aileron is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2008.

Spyker C8 Spyder & Laviolette

The Spyker C8 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car, available in both coupe (Laviolette) and convertible (Spyder). It is characterized by a distinctive design, a lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package.

 

Both the Laviolette and Spyder have an all aluminium Audi V8 engine producing 400 bhp and generating 480 Nm of torque. This is paired to a manual six-speed gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a limited slip differential and ABS. The extremely low kerb weight of only 2,800lbs along with the impressive performance delivers a top speed of 187 mph and an acceleration from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds.

Optional features include a turned aluminium dashboard fascia, elegant 19” Aeroblade™ wheels, quilted leather detailing for the cockpit and Chronoswiss dashboard instruments. Additionally, complete bespoke and unique finishes are available for the experienced connoisseur. Customers may also order a Louis Vuitton luggage set exclusively made for Spyker – the only car company in the world to have such an arrangement with the famous French design house.

All cars are available in both left and right hand drive and are hand-crafted using only the finest bespoke materials to create the unique automotive statements. Each car is a testament to the five brand values that the company lives by - heritage, design, craftsmanship, performance and exclusivity.

 

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Comments (9)

Monkey
This car needs a rear wing...yet they called it Aileron...
Aug 15, 2008 2:24 am
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MiracleWhipp
is it fast under water? looks like a stealth submarine to me.
Aug 14, 2008 7:12 am
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phobos
..there are so many air vents in this car...geezzz
Aug 14, 2008 6:45 am
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carcrazy1234
damn what an interior lol beautiful
Aug 14, 2008 4:06 am
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mortz
If it was a dog id shave its butt and teach it to walk backwards!
Aug 14, 2008 12:53 am
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loyo
How come they managed to give the car such a beautiful interior, but they couldn't design their own steering wheel? I mean, using an Audi V8 was a good idea, but the steering wheel could look a bit more original, couldn't it?
Aug 13, 2008 11:28 pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
Yeah, you'd think so. Do not take my word for it, but this may be a US-spec version where the airbag is mandatory, likely forcing Spyker to abandon their lovely aluminum 'wheel that looks more ornamental than functional.
Aug 14, 2008 12:56 am
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dmanero
May not be the best looking car, but I in love with it eiither way.
Aug 13, 2008 10:35 pm
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sris
Aileron or Alien-or :P
Aug 13, 2008 9:17 pm
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