Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder convertible makes its debut

By superyachts.com

Dutch auto company Spyker has unveiled its latest prototype, displaying the upcoming C8 Aileron Spyder to eager eyes at Pebble Beach.

A coupe version of the C8 Aileron was presented earlier this year at the motor show in Geneva. The two models together form Spyder’s second generation of supercars.

The newly unveiled Spyder sets itself apart with a semi-automatic fabric hood that although needs to be manually unlatched, automatically folds itself away under an aluminium tonneau.

Two buttresses swathed in the same leather as the interior flank the tonneau and house a wing-shaped luggage case between them.

The new models feature a longer wheelbase than the original C8s and boast a 4.2-litre V8 400bhp engine that allows a top speed of 300 kilometres per hour.

The supercar also features Lotus suspension, 48-centimetre wheels, well carbon ceramic brakes, and an optional five-piece set of Louis Vuitton luggage.

Interior features include GPS navigation, a Kharma sound system, and all the standard modern electronics like Bluetooth and MP3.

The vehicle will be available in a choice of eight colours and pricing should be revealed closer to the vehicle’s 2010 launch.

"The newly unveiled Spyder sets itself apart with a semi-automatic fabric hood that folds itself away under an aluminium tonneau."

"The newly unveiled Spyder sets itself apart with a semi-automatic fabric hood that folds itself away under an aluminium tonneau."

By superyachts.com