March 8, 2011
by Canadian Automotive Review staff
ZEEWOLDE, The Netherlands: Calgary car lovers will this week have the opportunity to view Spyker’s new C8 Aileron flagship supercar in the metal for the first time as it makes its Calgary Auto Show debut.
The all-new Spyker C8 Aileron marks the next step in Spyker’s evolution. Its presence at the 31st Calgary International Auto and Truck Show in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park is courtesy of The Distinctive Collection, part of the Dilawri Automotive Group in Calgary. The Spyker C8 Aileron retails from $232,000.
Inspired by the company’s aviation heritage, Spyker’s second-generation sports car features cues from second-generation aircraft propulsion, highlighting the turbine blade, rather than the propeller which adorned many elements of Spyker’s first generation, short wheelbase cars.
The Spyker C8 Aileron accelerates to 100kmh in 4.5 and on to a top speed of 187mph thanks to an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V8 power plant.
With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class ZF six-speed automatic transmission, the new C8 Aileron broadens the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining exclusivity.
Series production of the Spyker C8 Aileron is ramping up at CPP’s Coventry assembly facility, where all future Spyker models will be produced. With a workforce of 250 highly skilled automotive specialist designers, technicians and craftsmen, CPP boasts vast experience working with global luxury car brands.
Customer deliveries of the C8 Aileron in the Americas are planned to start from summer 2011 and the order book extends into early 2012 with sales shared amongst Spyker’s retail partners in Europe, North America, the Middle East and China.
“I’m delighted that auto enthusiasts in Calgary are having the opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of the most exotic and exclusive supercars on the planet” said Carsten Preisz, VP sales and marketing for Spyker of North America. “As the car is showcased in Calgary, the first of 100 customer cars planned for 2011 are being hand built by true craftsmen at the CPP production facility in Coventry, England, masters of their art who are passionate about applying their skills to bring this car to life. I hope the show visitors enjoy viewing this exceptional example of automotive art and engineering.”