FrontRunners: Spyder in the Grass

Dutch automaker Spyker Cars unveiled its latest convertible model in August at the 59th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Displayed on the show’s concept lawn, the first preproduction Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder (www.spykercars.com) wore a coat of shiny silver paint and a bright-orange semiautomatic ragtop, which retracts to reveal Spkyer’s handcrafted leather interior. The production […]

Feature: Earning Its Props

The Spyker C8 Laviolette is not a car for those who prefer to maintain a low profile: It leaves you no choice but to make a grand entrance, regardless of whether you are arriving at or departing from your destination. Squeeze gently on the car’s key fob button, and the forward-hinged driver-side door will scissor […]

FrontRunners: Double Dutch

Netherlands-based vehicle builders Koga-Miyata (www.koga.com) and Spyker Cars (www.spykercars.com) have paired to produce a two-wheeled treat: the Aeroblade, a titanium-frame sport bicycle modeled after Spyker’s C8 Spyder GT2R racecar. Koga, which has crafted performance bikes at its factory in Heerenveen for more than 30 years, based the Aeroblade’s design and color scheme on those of […]

Car of the Year 2006: Spyker C8 Spyder

First things first: The Spyker C8 Spyder received my vote for 2006 Car of the Year. Although driven by emotion, my ballot choice is nonetheless defensible; the Spyker is the car among this group that I would most like to own. That it does not represent sensible daily transportation—a point that also could be made […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: A Spyder That Flies

Exclusivity in the world of sports and luxury automobiles is relative. Porsches and Mercedes seem positively commonplace when compared to Ferraris and Bentleys, but even these rarely encountered series production cars are manufactured in the thousands annually. For those drivers seeking the rarest of aves, a Spyker C8 Spyder—built to order—is the ultimate in gratification. […]