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
But she's right. The Aileron doesn't need the kind of qualifiers that we usually associate with supercars. It's one of a rare breed of top-end motors that isn't trying to be the fastest/rawest/most accelerative vehicle on the planet. Spyker assumes that its buyers already have a Scuderia, or a Veyron in the garage. The Aileron is a little slice of pageantry, of drama, of excitement in the shape of a car. An exotic alloy of good looks and unshakeably good vibes. It looks jaw-dropping from the outside and mind-blowing from the inside. The fact that it does a perfectly respectable job of being quick is almost a side issue.
You either get the Aileron, or you don't. It's showy and a bit cartoony and slightly mental. But it's also brilliant, and incredible, and life-affirming. And I know what would mean more to me in the long run. Hooray for the Spyker Aileron. It's a very TopGear kind of car.