Spyker have moved their production line from its home in the Netherlands to Coventry – the car production heart of the UK. The benefit to buyers is a shaving of around $9000 off the price of a new car exported to the US. The relocation is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Victor R. Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars stated: “In these challenging times, a small manufacturer like Spyker has to find ways to reduce costs as well as improve its efficiency. By relocating vehicle assembly to CPP (Manufacturing), which was Spyker’s very first contracting partner at the inception of our company in 2000 and has been one of our most trusted partners ever since, we secure the future of our business”.
“With approximately half of our vehicles’ parts and components sourced in the UK, and virtually all key suppliers being located there, moving closer to our suppliers and engineering partners will result in substantial savings and tangible efficiency improvements”.
The latest Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder seen here is a stunning piece of design and engineering, taking the car close to an art form. The interior is nothing short of beautiful with turned aluminium and quilted leather as far as the eye can see.
In many ways the Spyker represents the future of the modern Hypercar. No it may not yet be low carbon producing method of transport and it may not impressive us with ridiculous performance figures. But as these performance figures raise ever higher they have also become less relevant to what is possible on even the best roads. What any hypercar owner will tell you is that these figures are far less important than how the car makes you feel. A Spyker may not be quite the fastest car on the track but on the road you’ll feel like a million dollars.