Hot Wheels: Spyker C8 Aileron Review

Hot Wheels: Spyker C8 Aileron Review

Awesome Hot Wheels Review: Spyker C8 Aileron Review

The Smoking Tire heads out to El Toro Marine Base for the first video review of the new Spyker Aileron. Host Matt Farah performs a high-speed evaluation on El Toro’s runway and explains why the Aileron is THE sports car to have when a Ferrari or Lamborghini is just too pedestrian.

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37 Replies to “Hot Wheels: Spyker C8 Aileron Review”

  1. I got to sit in one of the old c8s when i was like 8. I don't remember shit about it, except for that it was orange and i thought it was the coolest thing that you could see the linkage in the transmission.

  2. Still love these cars, although I always get the feeling they're doing something wrong in their marketing. They raced at Le Mans to get a sporty image, but justify their relative lack of performance by claiming it isn't meant to be the fastest sportscar, but more of a very exclusive sportscar. Yet you don't find any driver aids that you'd expect in a luxury focussed car. So why not do either properly? If you want to build a luxury sportscar, pamper their owners with safety features and a high end navi and sound set up. Or, if you'd like to be a real sportcar, lose all the fiddly stuff, give it 600+ bhp and go with that. Trying to be both is being neither.

  3. I've seen a Spyker C8 Spyder once in the town where I go to school. It was the only time I've ever seen one. It was blue. It was beautiful.

  4. GM did not ruin Saab. Although saab made brilliant cars, GM could not afford them. GM would give them cars and tell them to just do badge and bodywork. Saab ended up reengineering the cars almost entirely because the cars they were supposed to badge engineer weren't up to their standards.
    The Bailout happend and guess what, it worked. Hundreds of thousands of americans are employed and paying taxes which is good for the country.

  5. I don't think you know the meaning of communist. If it were, the government would own GM and dictate the way it is run. They were simply given a conditional loan and you know what? GM has never been stronger.

  6. Had GM not been bailed out, hundreds of thousands of jobs might have been lost and the repercussions would have been felt all around the world (GM owns Opel, Vauxhall, Holden)
    That being said, I am not pulling this information out of thin air. I actually spoke to one of the executives Spyker and he kinda hinted at it.
    Also the ZR1 is not a trash engine. Because it isn't european its a POS?

  7. Spyker will put whatever engine you want. It's in the works. Millions of americans do not hate GM, they are on the upswing and putting out some brilliant cars. Imagine that brutal V8 from a ZR1 in this badboy, imagine the sound

  8. how does this compare to the spyder with manual tranny? even though its easier to live with does it lack the fun from the spyder?…. honestly i'm just interested in how u felt about this paddle shift tranny compared to the manual one

  9. 400HP is actually the base model. I've visited the factory a couple of weeks ago and they said you can order the engine in different power-stages. From stage 1 (400HP) to stage 4 (620HP).

  10. aluiminum, leather, and glass….. NICE!!!
    No cheap japanese plastic shit here!!!
    Great job spyker!

    i love how they bought saab too!
    they're going to add a whole new difenition to "born From Jets"!

  11. @TheSmokingTire I completely agree. The feeling of stabbing the clutch and throwing back the stick is much more fun. Plus it sounds better than an automatic for example which sounds all creamy. Just my two cents.

  12. I have driven many Ferrari F430's, including the Scuderia, and the best one I've ever piloted was a 430 Spider with a stick, and hearing MY OWN throttle blips out the back while feeling the click-clack of a gated shifter on a downshift is much, much much more satisfying than the quarter second you've saved because you only had to hit a paddle.

  13. I think what he's trying to say is that there are two reasons for buying a paddle shift car:

    1) It is the top of the technology pyramid and gives the car a more "exotic feel"
    2) They don't want to, or don't know how to drive a manual gearbox.

    The sad part is that most of the drivers who buy paddle shift cars have no intention of ever running a timed lap in the car, where the precious tenths would really make a difference, and that even though it's not as fast, stick cars are just more fun.

  14. Yes, but you're just reading the company-line/hype. Of course they're going to emphasize those figures in justifying their actions to the general public. Thing is, do you spend your entire driving life doing 0-60 sprints and lapping your local race track..? No, you don't. And neither do 95% of those that buy Ferraris nowadays. There's only two reasons why you'd opt for paddle-shift in a road car. 1. It's easier to drive, gimmicky, and makes you look good..or 2. You don't know how to drive manual

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