• Spyker looking at increasing production of C8 Aileron

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.


Source: Autonews

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  (503) posted on 05.27.2011

Same here. Who could though that there is a buyer for this car! I really can’t see the aggressiveness on this car. And looking for a more powerful sportscar, this is definitely not the best option!

  (570) posted on 05.27.2011

Honestly, I really don’t like the look of the car. The grille reminds me of Maserati car but the body is not so pleasing! And I can’t understand why there are a lot that wants this brand.

  (3) posted on 06.23.2010

Needs more power. Its missing something. It doesnt get me excited.

  (210) posted on 06.22.2010

Well, I guess it is because buyers are more interested in the vehicle’s luxury aspects than its performance credentials.

  (807) posted on 06.21.2010

to be honest the c8 is not that much appealing as the old model of c8

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

Yeah, I seriously think the interior is the best part of this car. The outside isn’t bad, but I love the interior.

  (375) posted on 06.17.2010

looks like they’ve taken the Aston Martin’s front air vent.

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