Although it had its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show last March, the Spyker C8 Aileron is now making its U.K. debut. And that’s a good enough excuse to show some pics of this awesome hand-built supercar. The C8 Aileron will utilize the same 400 horsepower V-8 from Audi that is in use in the other C8 models. This is the second generation of C8s for the Dutch carmaker. The Aileron updates the C8 line with more interior room through a longer wheelbase, 40% better torsion rigidity, and an available automatic transmission.
Also at the British Motor Show will be the C12 Zagato concept car. This car incorporates the W-12 from Audi, making 500 horsepower. This debuted over a year ago in Geneva, and Spyker has been tempting us with it ever since. So until we can get our hands on the real thing, enjoy the photo gallery.
Forbes has listed what they consider are the "Best" SUVs for 2007. For example Cadillac’s overhauled Escalade, which the company introduced in 2006, has the nicest interior of any American automobile.
Mercedes-Benz was quick to follow with tough competition for the Escalade: the plush, full-size, $53,000 GL-Class SUV, which saw 19,000 sales in 2006—a better performance than that of Mercedes’ more-affordable R-Class SUV.
The GL and the Escalade are among the best SUVs, but (...) > Full story
Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars, and Andrea Zagato, CEO of Zagato, today unveiled the Spyker C12 Zagato at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show. Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s Automotive Chief Designer, and Muller co-operated closely to design this limited edition of 24 sports cars to be delivered from March 2008 onwards. The world première of this ultra-exclusive version of the C12 range celebrates Spyker’s entry into the world of Formula One and marks the first integration of design elements and styling cues from the Spyker F8-VII Formula One car into the Spyker road car range. This point was underlined by the unveiling of the car being performed by Spyker’s Formula One race driver, Adrian Sutil.
In view of an increasing demand from customers for truly limited edition top-of-the line models, Spyker is proud to announce the unveiling of such a model on the Spyker C12 chassis in cooperation with one of the world’s leading design houses on March 6,2007 on the first press day of the Salon in Geneva.
The design company will be Pininfarina, Bertone or Giugiaro. it will be powered by a Volkswagen W12 engine delivering arround 500 hp. It will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5 seconds and (...) > Full story
A hand-built Dutch supercar that combines high performance with extreme exclusivity, the Spyker C12 LaTurbie relies on superior mechanics with few computerized components, which differs it from the high sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini that feature electronic systems. Such a vehicle is preferred by the purists who consider digital devices an impediment to the connection between driver and machine.