Dutch exotic car brand Spyker chose Monterey Car Week’s Pebble Beach Concours as a suitably well healed crowd for the launch of their Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder. The Spyder is the convertible version of the fixed head C8 Aileron launched in Geneva earlier this year. The chassis and drive train are unchanged from the coupe so power comes from an Audi-sourced all aluminium V8.
The Spyker is unique among super cars for its exquisite craftsmanship, using only the finest bespoke materials to create a unique automotive statement.. The focus is on producing a beautiful car rather than just a high performance machine. Once folded, the soft-top is totally enclosed within the body of the car, allowing for an undisturbed profile. The roof retracts under an aluminium tonneau, with two buttresses upholstered in quilted Hulshof leather (matching the car’s interior) and featuring the company’s motto “Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via” (“For the tenacious, no road is impassable”). The soft top has a glass rear window and is available in eight colours.
The Aileron Spyder also features a luggage rack, CNC-machined from solid billets of aluminium, mounted immediately behind the roll hoops, on which a wing-shaped aluminium case is strapped. The case is trimmed in the same quilted leather as the interior and buttresses. Inside is a new custom designed Kharma high-end audio system to complete the experience.