Great article (and tons of even better photos) of the new C8 Spyder SWB. Enjoy.
In the rarefied world of supercars, some names stand alone. Ferrari. Bugatti. Lamborghini. But there are all kinds of boutique automakers producing small numbers of outrageously expensive and stunningly quick cars, and Spyker has to be one of the coolest. The Dutch company has been building sports cars at a rate of about 60 per year since 2000, but its history dates to 1875 when it started making coaches — horse-drawn coaches. It switched to automobiles in 1898 and turned out airplanes during World War I. Spyker folded in 1925 and was little more than an automotive footnote until the late 1990s, when Dutch lawyer Victor Muller resurrected the name. Spyker was in Monterey, California last month to unveil its newest car, the C8 Aileron Spyder, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But the car that really caught our eye was this C8 Spyder SWB (those names get so confusing to the uninitiated) that we spotted at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction. Our own Jim Merithew snapped some pics. – From Wired