Spyker's factory racing division, Squadron, will be releasing a new GT racer that is based on the C8 Aileron. This new model, which is expected to be ready at the start of the 2012 motorsport season, will be entered in the new GTE class. It’s possible that the car will be further refined into an FIA GT3 version. The C8-based GT3 car is up for a big challenge as the C8 Laviolette GT2R, the current model of Spyker, was able to achieve two second-place GT2 class finishes in the Le Mans Series and a fifth place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Spyker Squadron Managing Director, Peter Van Erp, said: “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. 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."