The Dutch exotic automaker – which has had numerous financial troubles lately – has decided to surprise us with a teaser for this year’s Geneva Motor Show – the C8 Preliator Spyder.
The convertible will deploy a supercharged V8, apparently – since the Coupe introduced last year by the company uses the exact same powertrain. Spyker has been using an Audi-sourced V8 engine with 4.2 liters of displacement, but tweaked and upgraded with a supercharger for 525 hp and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). The C8 Preliator’s sprint time of 3.7 seconds to 62 mph (100 km/h) as well as 322 km/h (200 mph) might be the same when discussing the Spyder – though if there’s added weight we might seem the open top lose a few tenths of a second. The standard guise also includes a six-speed manual gearbox – with a gear selector mechanism that is about as interesting as on a Pagani.
Spyker is only targeting a production roster of 50 examples of the Coupe, with the same number being touted for the Spyder as well. By the way, the standard Spyker C8 Preliator kicks off at $354,990 in the United States, and the addition of an automatic transmission option adds a cool $8,000. There’s a big chance that opting to see the skyline will commend an even higher premium – but at least you can expect Spyker to continue to offer the bespoke set of Louis Vuitton luggage, tailored for the small supercar trunk.