We heard this one before, but now it seems that this rumor is gaining some legs. Spyker, the Dutch supercar makers that recently acquired Saab, are seriously looking into increasing production of the C8 Aileron supercar from the 36 units it produced in 2009 to about 250 units by 2012. As perspective as to how big this news is, consider that since 2002, Spyker has only sold 214 vehicles.
The move is indicative of Spyker’s renewed approach in producing and marketing their cars. They are veering away from the limited-run uber exclusive production and moving to an increased production volume. This is supported by the brand’s move to CAAP Manufacturing, Ltd. in England providing the added resources and man-power to accomplish their objective.
It also can’t go unnoticed that since Spyker purchased Saab, they have been licking their chops in using the latter’s vast dealership network, something that should bode well for Spyker’s objective in increasing awareness and production of their supercars.
Likewise, the supercar manufacturer is also in the process of introducing a new automatic transmission, which it is hoping will attract a new segment of customers, including those in the US, that put a premium on comfort more than they do in performance.
Whatever the case may be, it’s beginning to look like Spyker won’t be having supply and demand problems with the C8 Aileron in the future.