Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder

17 Aug, 2009 5:50pm Jack Rix

Dutch supercar manufacturer reveals eccentric drop top at Pebble Beach Concours, with Audi-sourced V8 power.

If you're the shy and retiring type, look away now! This crazy-looking contraption is the latest offering from extravagant Dutch supercar maker Spyker. Called the C8 Aileron Spyder, it combines beautiful craftmanship with Ferrari-baiting performance, and made its debut this week at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Power comes from a naturally-aspirated Audi-sourced 4.2-litre V8 with 399bhp and 480Nm of torque, which means performance is as lively as the looks. The 0-60mph sprint takes 4.5 seconds, while top speed is 187mph. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual or for the first time a six-speed ZF automatic 'box.

Scope for personalisation is endless, with eight colours to choose from for the canvas roof, 16 tones for the exterior paint and 14 shades for the leather trim. A new in-car entertainment system features a premium Kharma sound system, iPod connection and sat-nav as standard.

There's no word on price yet - we'll know more closer to the car entering production in the first half of 2010.

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