If you are looking for high horsepower in the Low Countries, the 2018 Spyker C8 Aileron is your only logical choice. Based in the Netherlands, Spyker has announced the end of their most popular model with a trio of bespoke supercars. The aircraft influences are not coincidental. Spyker made a name for themselves by building revolutionary planes (and cars) in the early days of flight.
So each of their cars is loaded with aeronautical easter eggs. It will take you the better part of a day to find them all, and their dedication to engineering is easy to see. We are lucky to be around so many rare cars, but I’ve only seen two examples. The Aileron is simply a work of art. Every component is machined from alloy or formed of composites.
The press release says all three cars will be examples of their LM85 trim package. It is based around a supercharged Audi V8. It sends 525 horsepower and 442 lb-ft to a six-speed automatic. The final three cars are influenced by the Spyker Squadron, their GT racing team. The bodies are handmade, with exposed rivets and billet aluminum intakes.
The end of the series is probably prompted by Audi’s redesign of their engine lineup. Everyone seems to be going to smaller displacement with twin turbos, so the founder and CEO Victor Muller said “Every Spyker we ever built is unique and exclusive, but the last three Spyker C8 Aileron’s that we will build truly demonstrate the level of bespoke craftsmanship that the Spyker brand is all about. It is a dignified departure of the Audi powered Aileron’s and a worthy step toward the third generation Spykers, the Spyker C8 Preliator. We designed these three cars in partnership with Milan-Morady of Luxembourg and the result is exceptional.”
From the hidden Latin inscriptions to the hand-finished details, you should consider one if you want something truly unique. Production will focus on the Preliator, so expect to see all their updates here on Autofluence.
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