Despite the fact that few people have ever heart of it, the name Spyker is an extremely famous one in automotive circles, having been around since 1880, before going out of business in 1926. An enterprising young Dutch businessman bought the rights to the name in 2000 and started making supercars; to everyone’s surprise, except maybe his own, he’s still in business more than a decade later. I don’t mean to be snide, but the side of the road is littered with people who thought they could make supercars; it’s an expensive business, to say the least. The 2009 Spyker C8 Aileron is longer than its predecessor, which gives it added rigidity and better handling. It’s a surprisingly able and fast car.
Spyker’s success partly resides in its choice of engines. All Spyker cars are fitted with Audi-sourced V8 engines, which allows the company to tune them to their own specifications without reinventing the wheel every time. In the case of the C8 Aileron, the engine develops 400 horsepower, good for a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and an exhilarating top speed of 187 miles per hour.
While Spyker has not yet achieved the renown and fame of other supercar marques, such as Lamborghini, the 2009 Spyker C8 Aileron certainly makes a stab to the sky. We wish them the best of luck!