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The Spyker C8 Aileron and C8 Aileron Spyder are Dutch supercars built by Dutch boutique manufacturer Spyker. They represent the second-generation efforts of the company and replace the aging C8 Spyder and C8 Laviolette. The Coupe Aileron was introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show while the Spyder came a few months later at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Both cars are powered by a 400 hp 4.2 litre V8 sourced from Audi. The German powerplant is attached to a choice between a 6-speed Manual from Getrag or a paddle-shifted 6-speed Automatic from ZF. Compared to its predecessors, the Aileron is re-engineered from scratch, featuring a longer aluminum space-frame chassis supporting the machined aluminum aircraft-inspired bodywork and diamond-quilted, retro switchgeared steampunk interior.

According to Spyker, “The C8 Aileron’s design is heavily inspired by Spyker’s aviation heritage, as was the case with all previous models, but with a clear emphasis on the second-generation aircraft propulsion: the turbine rather than the propeller that adorned so many elements of the first-generation cars.”

Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
A graduate in Public, Social and Political Communication from the University of Bologna, he has always been passionate about marketing, design and sport. Even before finishing his studies, he started working in sports marketing and discovered the importance of everything outside the playing field. Since 2012 he has been with RTR Sports, where he is now Head of Communication and Marketing Officer for projects related to Formula 1, MotoGP and the best of other two- and four-wheel motor sports.
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