Spyker Aileron Spyder: Now With Corvette ZR1 Power

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Although the news lately has been focused around Spyker's purchase of the Saab brand from General Motors, let's not forget about their exclusive supercar lineup. According to recent reports, Spyker plans on making a major change to its Aileron Spyder. While the car was introduced just over a year ago, Spyker feels that the Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V8 isn't powerful and exotic enough.

While the engine is highly capable, Spyker has determined it simply cannot deliver and doesn't justify the car's $220,000 price tag. That's all about to change as company CEO Victor Muller recently stated that the Dutch supercar builder is planning to switch over to the Corvette ZR1 engine and all of its 638 hp glory. All other aspects of the car will most likely remain in place. Spyker also plans on building just 99 units in order to keep the Aileron Spyder exclusive. No indication was given regarding a price increase, but we're not expecting much of a change, if any at all.

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