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 |  Jan 03 2013, 7:45 PM

Uncertainty overshadowed Dutch sports car maker Spyker over the last few years, and that’s something the brand is hoping to change.

It quietly launched an all-new website that it says is meant to offer “a contemporary look and quick and easy access to essential information on the Spyker brand and its products.” That access, it says, is meant to be easier not only for consumers but for its dealer partners. More importantly, the brand also announced that the redesign would coincide with a ramp-up in production of the C8 Aileron sports car, although actual projections are still unannounced.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Spyker is responsible for the line of C8 cars first sold in 2000. At the time, the brand only sold one, but went on up grow production, selling 94 units during its peak in 2006.

Fast-forward to 2013 and the company has seen a series of failed sales attempts, but is finally partnered with Youngman, a Chinese automotive firm that made headlines several times last year as it tried to buy then-floundering Saab.

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The C8 Aileron is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 borrowed from Audi. Thanks to that engine, the car boasts 400 hp, a 4.5-second 0-62 mph sprint and a 187 mph top speed.

While plans for the brand aren’t clear yet, but recent reports suggest Youngman plans to see Spyker build the D8 P2P SUV. A Spyker spokesman has yet to comment.