TopGear drives the Spyker Aileron
The desert is about to get that bit hotter thanks to the outlandish £194,000, 400bhp Spyker Aileron...
Posted: 13 Oct 2010
‘Don't have a motto unless you're prepared to live up to it', is my motto. Or at least it is today. Sat in front of me is pre-production prototype of the new Spyker Aileron, glowing furiously in the Arizonan dawn like a downed shard of pure sunshine. This ‘Dutch Orange' paint scheme is so searingly bright you expect miniature contrails to slip from its extremities every time it moves. Inscribed on the badges and exhaust is the legend ‘Nulla tenaci invia est via', which, broadly translated through the vagaries of Babel reads something like ‘for the tenacious, no road is impassable'. Red rag. TopGear-shaped bull.
Words: Tom Ford
Photos: Daniel Byrne