The supercar maker from Netherlands that bought Saab, Spyker Cars NV, is aiming to increase annual vehicle sales sevenfold with their new Spyker C8 Aileron model in the next two years.
The C8 Aileron model has a price of 198,000-euro ($240,000) and the company expects to sell at least 250 cars in 2012, more than it did since 2002 (214 deliveries) and seven times more than it did last year (36 cars).
These are high hopes, specially with the economic climate that gets more rough with every year.
To reduce manufacturing costs for the C8 Aileron, Spyker shifted production to their supplier, CAPP Manufacturing Ltd. in Coventry, England, and is planning to have a word on the US market by offering an automatic transmission.
Peter van Rooy, the company’s sales manager, said about Spyker C8 Aileron that it is “much more comfortable and more modern.”
He also declared that buyers won’t look at the car as an “owner’s sixth or seventh collector’s item” and that they will be actually driving their cars.
Spyker is valued at 59.6 million euros, after a 33% increase in 2010. A Russian billionaire whose name has been kept secret by van Rooy is the first to receive a C8 Aileron priced at 260,000 euro. The car will be delivered to him at the end of July.
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