Spyker Squadron, which is now owned by CPP after being sold for $44 million, plans on focusing its resources this year on the development of a next-generation GT race car for 2012.
The new GT race car will be based on Spyker’s C8 Aileron luxury supercar and will be designed and developed to the ACO’s new GTE specifications and will be ready for the start of the 2012 motorsport season.
“Development activities will be undertaken by Spyker Squadron’s expanded engineering team at its Zeewolde headquarters in conjunction with its long-standing technical partners,” Spyker said in a statement.
“We are taking a racing sabbatical this year to concentrate our resources on developing a new GT racer based on Spyker’s new C8 Aileron supercar, instead of continuing to spend money on a car at the end of its development cycle,” said Spyker Squadron Managing Director, Peter Van Erp. “For the long term future of Spyker Squadron, and for its role in the promotion and technical development of Spyker road cars, it’s a positive and strategically important step.”
The Spyker C8 Aileron GT racing car will take over from Squadron’s C8 Laviolette GT2R racer.
Spyker C8 Aileron GT Race Car:
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