Home / Auto News / News article: Spyker Aileron Spyder Forgoes Audi V8 in Favor of Corvette ZR1 Power - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jan 19 2011, 9:04 PM

While concentrating on its newly acquired Saab brand, Dutch sports car maker Spyker is still in the business of building its own unique machines. Debuting over a year ago, the Aileron Spyder follows after the coupe model, but its about to get one major change.

Powering the hard-top is a version of Audi’s 4.2-liter V8, a capable engine, but not exactly worthy of the true exotic-ness of the Spyker, or it’s price tag. That, however, will be solved with the Spyder model, with company CEO Victor Muller recently commenting that his company is planning to use the Corvette ZR1 engine – which makes 638-hp.

In addition, Spyker will look to keep the Aileron Spyder exclusive, building just 99 versions of the car.

[Source: GTSpirit]