Road Test: Spyker C8 Aileron — MR PORTER

Posted in Best of, Car Reviews, European, European Review, European Rides, General, Spyker, Videos by MrAngry | June 26th, 2013 | 1 Response |

Spyker C6 Aileron

If you’re looking for an exotic car that not only goes against convention, but against everything those “other” exotic manufacturers are doing, then the Spyker C8 Aileron may just fit your bill. The C8 Aileron features a light weight aluminum chassis, an interior that’s made from some of the most expensive cows in history, and a 4.2-liter Audi V8 that pumps out 400 hp (good for 187 mph). It’s also one of the most stunning automobiles to have been created in the last 30 years. The Aileron is not your average super car and is therefore, not for the average enthusiast. It’s not the fastest, best handling or most expensive, but it is a solid performer that will garner looks of amazement wherever it goes.


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Spyker To Sell Luxury Sports Car Business

Posted in auto industry, Luxury Cars, News, Saab, Spyker by Kurt Ernst | February 24th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

reports that boutique supercar builder Spyker is in dialogue to sell their luxury sports car business to an English coachbuilder based in Coventry. Per a memorandum of understanding between the two companies, CPP Global Holdings will buy the Spyker luxury sports car business (which includes the C8 Aileron and “all future models”) for 32 million Euros, the bulk of which is to be paid over the next six years. The sale does not include Saab, which was purchased by Spyker last year, and both parties see the MOU as having substantial long term benefits. Read More…

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder to go with ZR1 Mill?

Posted in Chevrolet, Corvette, General, Newsworthy, Spyker by MrAngry | January 21st, 2011 | 1 Response |

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder
*Photo Credit: Caradvice.com.au

Now here is an interesting tidbit of news. According to , Dutch automaker Spyker may be looking to re-power their stunning C8 Aileron Spyder. The C8 Aileron Spyder is currently powered by a 4.2-liter Audi V8 that produces 400 hp, but in a world of 550+ hp super cars, 400 ponies just isn’t enough anymore. Replacing the Audi lump will be none other than the 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 out of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a engine that produces 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. With a planned production run of only 99 units, the Aileron Spyder will be one of the most exclusive vehicles out there so it makes sense that a new, more powerful engine would reside between its mid-mounted frame rails. I would assume that with the addition of an extra 238 hp that Spyker will also have to modify the transmission, axles and a host of other goodies so that the Aileron doesn’t go POP when the go-pedal is matted to the floor.

Spyker Aeroblade

Posted in Café Racers, EcoLust, Spyker by Dustin Driver | September 30th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Aero-fabulous Dutch car crafters Spyker have focused their engineering expertise and supreme metallurgical aesthetics on bicycles. This is the result. The Spyker Aeroblade bike has a titanium frame and aluminum glass fiber coated carbon composite wheels and fenders. Its sumptuous leather seat and grips are made by Royal Dutch Tanners . Gearing is handled by a 14-speed  internal gear hub.  disc brakes round out the package. It is the most obsessively designed and executed bicycle I’ve ever laid eyes upon. And I adore it. Spyker’s unyielding attention to detail and adherence to aeronautical cues make my soul soar like a biplane. Only 50 Aeroblades will be made. Cost: $15,000.


Saab 9-4X Shows its Swedish-American Face

Posted in LA Auto Show, Saab, Spy Shots, Spyker by Dustin Driver | September 30th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Recently rescued Swedish sensation Saab just keeps struttin’ its stuff. First there’s news that Spyker, the quirky Swede’s savior and parent company, is nabbing leftover engines from BMW to throw in future Saabs. Now photos of the new Cadillac SRX-based Saab 9-4X have seeped out into the Internet. The fanatics over at posted the photos a few days ago. The 9-4X was engineered when Saab was owned by GM and is basically a re-bodied SRX. Still, it has Saab style and should be equipped with the company’s potent turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 and AWD. The turbo 2.0-liter inline four may also be an option. The 9-4X is expected to be officially released at the upcomming Los Angeles Auto Show.


The Valkry Empyrean – Nope, we’ve never heard of it either.

Posted in Cool Stuff, Luxury Cars, New Cars, Popular Cars, Spyker, Supercars by MrAngry | July 19th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Valkry Empyrean

It seems like there are new boutique supercar manufacturers popping up every week. Companies like Pagani, Spyker, Gumpert and SSC are just a few who have sprung up in the last 5-10 years with the high hopes of taking on the world and wowing the automotive public. Based out of Memphis, Tennessee and claiming a top speed of over 200 mph the Valkry Empyrean is a car that has yet to materialize, but one that looks to have some promise. Supposedly designed in the UK and constructed with German pedigree (whatever that means), the Valkry Corporation is touting the upcoming Empyrean as a supercar that is built for the person who wants something different.

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Hoonage & Horsepower with Matt Farah of the Smoking Tire.

Posted in Audi, BMW, General, Porsche, Spyker by MrAngry | July 2nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

I thought I was doing pretty good on Friday when I got to go play with a 2010 Corvette ZR1 at Monticello Motorsports Club in Monticello, NY. Then today I get this email from Matt Farah of in which he informed me that he bested my ZR1 drive with not one, but eight supercars all packed with VF Engineering’s Supercharged muscle.

Matt… you suck, but God bless you for having so much freakin’ fun.

World Cup Matches, Akatuki4 Style, For June 28

Posted in Automotive Event, Bizarre, Chevrolet, Cool Stuff, Funny, General, Porsche, Racing, Spyker by Kurt Ernst | June 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

An angel from the Netherlands. It's OK to stare.

We’re getting into the final rounds now, so it’s getting a bit more difficult to find vehicles made in smaller countries. I’ll keep hunting down the obscure but fast (relatively speaking), so keep checking back for updates on the days matches.

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World Cup Matches, Akatuki4 Style, For June 24

Posted in Automotive Event, Bizarre, Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Ferrari, Funny, General, Girls, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, Pictures, Pop Culture, Racing, Spyker by Kurt Ernst | June 24th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Italians show their love of football.

Today’s matches once again pit some some automotive giants against automotive underdogs. That’s really what the World Cup is about, though, because victory doesn’t always go to the country with the strongest economy. Enjoy today’s matches and tune in tomorrow for the next round.

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Spyker D12 Peking to Paris SUV: Clown Car or Super Car?

Posted in General, Spyker, Supercars by Kurt Ernst | March 8th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |
Spyker D12 Concept

Did Spyker hire the designer of Suzuki's X90?

If this is the way Spyker styles upcoming Saabs, we’re in for some ugly sheet metal on the roads in coming years. Originally launched as a concept at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the D12 Peking to Paris is aimed at the Eastern European and Chinese markets. Places with newly minted millionaires, but poor roads and infrastructure. After all, you can’t drive the rutted dirt roads to the sweatshop in a Pagani Zonda, can you?

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