It has been more than a decade since its introduction in the year 2000, the Spyker C8 Aileron sports car showed up at the Geneva Motor Show today with a revised body and a much needed power boost.
Originally, the Spyker C8 Aileron sports car was equipped with a 4.2-liter V8 engine that came from Audi, which produces about 400 horsepower, but that kind of power output is very much antiquated for a car of its stature in today’s performance. According to R&T, John Walton, Chief Commercial Officer at Spyker, indicated that a new engine may be in the works. “To be honest, every supercar needs to have something that begins with a ‘5’ today. That’s why we’re supercharging the car in the future, which will take it to over 500-hp,” said Walton.
If you know the history of Spyker, you know that it somehow still legally ties with GM. This means if Spyker decided not to supercharge the Audi V8 engine, it could buy supercharged engines directly from GM Performance Parts in either 556- (LSA) or 638-horsepower (LS9) iterations, which doesn’t require GM’s approval.
Everything is still up in the air for now, but one thing is for sure, the Spyker C8 Aileron supercar will definitely have its power upgraded.