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    Last year, Spyker Cars announced the development of a convertible C8 Aileron Spyder in March at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and now after one year the C8 Aileron Spyder appear at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show after its introduction at the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August last year.In the aviation world, the aileron is one of the flight control that control the aircraft about the longitudinal axis.But, Spyker used it for their car.For your information, Spyker Cars is the manufacturer of exclusive, hand-crafted sports cars since 2000.

    Powered by an Audi-sourced 4.2-litre V8 engine, the C8 Aileron Spyder can make 405hp and peak torque of 480Nm at 3400rpm. Its 0 – 60mph sprint time is stated as 4.5 seconds while top speed is 300km/h. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual box but a new ZF 6-speed automatic is available as an option. Both transfer power to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential.The C8 Aileron Spyder used 19″ alloys wheels with the 235/35 size for front tyres and 295/30 for rear.

    For chassis, the Spyker C8 Aileron’s all-aluminium space frame was completely redesigned with the objective to increase torsional rigidity and to incorporate an all-new suspension system designed and supplied by Lotus. These characteristics provide an ideal foundation for enhanced vehicle dynamics.

    Moreover, the C8 Aileron’s dimensions have been optimised for more interior space and to accommodate the optional automatic gearbox. Compared to the short wheelbase of the first-generation cars – the Spyker C8 Laviolette and C8 Spyder – the wheelbase of the C8 Aileron is 150 mm longer, providing more driving comfort and stability at high speeds. Its front track has increased by 6.1 inches (155 mm). The total dimensions of the front and rear track are now 63.98 inches (1625 mm) and 64.76 inches (1645 mm) respectively, which improves road handling significantly.

    The outside mirrors, standard in body colour, were redesigned and the mirror body is mounted on two turbine fan blades.

    The rear lights are made of LEDs. LED lights were also used for the indicators and the sidelights in the redesigned headlight units. The style of the headlights is particularly eye-catching as they follow the body design more closely.

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