The Dutch automaker has kept its word and comes with a revival model – the droptop C8 Preliator Spyder – but also with a major technological breakthrough agreement with Koenigsegg.
At the 87th Geneva Motor Show the company that was not long ago dead in the water has announced it will forego the older V8 Audi-sourced engines with new ones – normally-aspirated, Koenigsegg dry-sump 5.0-liter V8 engines with 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton meters of torque). More so, the Swedish automaker has reworked the engines to particularly suit the needs of the Dutch exotic brand. The new Spyker C8 Preliator, both Coupe and Spyder will be using them. The engine will exclusively use a six-speed manual transmission and the decision comes from its clients whom “clearly spoken out in favor of the manual.”
The new C8 Preliator Spyder is premiering in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show with an automatic soft top and a cream leather interior with honeycomb contrast stitching. It sits on a refreshed all-aluminum space frame composed of extrusions and folded sheet aluminum and extruded aluminum side-impact bars and integral rollover bars. The new K-engine will take the 3,065-pound (1,390-kilogram) Spyder to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 201 mph (322 kph). By the way, the retro-inspired design shouldn’t fool you – Spyker also has a new advanced head-up display, which can control applications, including Spotify and Apple Music, with “simple, memorable hand gestures.” The roadster will also come as a very exclusive purchase – only 100 will ever be made.