While we're all just making random speculation on the next Corvette, here's a new theory. Zero proof, but lots of logic.
The next Corvette has advanced rapidly beyond the mule stage, and is already in a very early pre-production trim.
The new B6 Venator wasn't the only vehicle on display at the Spyker booth at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The company still has its C8 Aileron on offer, and Road & Track has word of a potential powerplant upgrade for the long-running machine.
Spyker Aileron C8 Spyder – click above for high-res image gallery
Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery
At last year's Geneva Motor Show we got our first glimpse of the Spyker C8 Aileron, the stretched and stiffened coupe that could replace the C8 Laviolette later this year. In keeping with its promise to deliver a production version of the C8 Aileron in 2009, Spkyer has released a teaser of its newest hypercar ahead of its reveal in Geneva next month.
The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, which we'll call "Tiger," is officially out and about. Spyker has released more images of the Audi-engined, 400-hp, 6-speed manual Le Mans-inspired road car, and to our eyes it could be the best looking Spyker we've seen.
It was simply a matter of time before the financial stresses ailing Spyker would filter their way down to product. The result is the unceremonious execution of the stillborn C12 LaTurbie and the Zagato edition. Killing off those two models enables Spyker to put more of its limited resources into two remaining models, the C8 and the upcoming Super Sport Utility Vehicle D12.
As if there hasn't been enough Paris Hilton in our lives, now she's going to be competing in this year's Bullrun behind the wheel of a Spyker C8 Spyder. Bullrun, an eight-day rally and traveling fiesta,, will be running from Montreal to Key West starting on May 11. Paris was part of the 2004 rally (which, of course, she did not win) so she does have some experience with how the competition works.
Citroën announced yesterday that it was introducing two new diesel engines into its C8 people carrier vehicles. The C8 MPVs are already often powered by diesel engines, so this isn't exactly groundbreaking news, but it is good to hear that these new powerplants will be Euro IV compliant (they will emit less than 190g of CO2 per kilometer) and capable of running on up to 30 percent biodiesel. Citroën says the "range-topping 136hp 2.0HDi 16V unit returns 40 mpg on the combined cycle, CO2