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
The Aileron feels good. The car has an all-aluminium spaceframe - made for Spyker by CPP in Coventry, of all places - and weighs in at about 1,425kg, which is respectable rather than flyweight. The steering is precise and meatily direct, feeding the nose of the car into the corner without feeling like it's being forced. There's lots of natural grip (there is no traction control), with a nicely compliant balance between understeer, neutrality and eventual easy oversteer. In fact, there's something quite familiar about the way the Aileron goes about attacking a corner. Which makes sense when you delve further into the engineering; the suspension is designed and supplied by Lotus. The Aileron is essentially a big fat Evora. Sort of. If you squint and don't look too closely at the rest of the technical specifications.