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
We stop at a local eatery in Tortilla Flat, whose matron feeds us burgers and sasparilla while the inevitable crowd is drawn to the car outside. You can hear the commentary even before you pop a door and hear the explosive ‘ooohs' and ‘aaahs' as the crowd glimpses the jewelled cave that is the Aileron's interior. Weirdly, this car doesn't trade on a name; not one person knows what it is, in fact some of the questions are ridiculous: "Is it the new Corvette/Boogatti/Ferrari?" "Is it electric?" "Is it based on the ZR-1?" - this from a man looking at the Audi engine in the back. The best though, comes from an old couple: "Is it American?" "No madam, it's Dutch." "But where is it made? Illinois?" "Er, no madam it's Dutch, made in Holland." "It's made in New York, honey..."