Among the nations likely to turn out a new supercar, one has to admit The Netherlands isn’t at the top of the list. Mention Holland and you’re more likely to think of tulips, wooden shoes, a little Dutch boy or maybe the hash houses of Amsterdam. But if Victor Muller has his way, you’re going to have to revise your thinking.
Muller’s small development team has already delivered some surprises since his start-up automaker was launched, nearly a decade ago. The original Spyker Spyder was a high-priced, super sports car with the manners of a go-kart and the performance of a muscle car.
With the launch of the more sophisticated Aileron Coupe, Spyker aimed to firmly establish itself as a serious alternative to the likes of Ferrari and other, better-established supercar manufacturers. Now comes the Spyder, a $235,000 open-top version of the two-seater.