Penso British Engineering

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder

The Challenge

Design new cabriolet and coupe versions of a premium sports car for Spyker Cars, which where launched at Pebble Beach.

Design and development of cabriolet and coupe versions for premium sports car manufacturer

The Penso approach

We undertook all the design, analysis and development work, including new aluminium vehicle architecture that could cater for different body variants.

Our engineers were heavily involved in the development of the new cabriolet roofing system and the quirky interior that features the famous Spyker quilted leather and turned aluminium.

Penso provided the following services:

  • Prototype roof
  • Full interior
  • Finite analysis
  • Vehicle packaging
  • Prototype build
  • Interior trim (low volume)
  • Exterior trim and hardware
  • Closures
  • Glazing
  • Body sealing
  • Supply management
  • Electronics

The Results

The C8 Aileron was completed on time and to budget and ready for the big unveil at Pebble Beach.


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