Spyker teases new model introduction – C8 Preliator image

The recently troubled exotic sports car manufacturer Spyker has revealed the first teaser picture of the upcoming C8 Preliator, to be introduced during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Set for the worldwide public introduction at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st, little is known about the model and we can see from the teaser the supercar should come with a stylish and elegant front end with sleek headlights and what appear to be massive air intakes. The roof also seems to adopt a rounded styling and we barely distinguish a set of relatively small rearview mirrors. With details tucked neatly under the wraps, we can only speculate the C8 Preliator is designed to replace the ageing C8 Aileron that has been introduced back in the day during the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Some reports even suggested the new model will be an electric vehicle, after the company expressed its intention to manufacture “elegant and classy [electric] motorcars” once it has completed the merger with Portland-based electric aircraft manufacturer Volta Volare.

In case you don’t remember, the C8 Aileron was an exotic supercar with an aluminum space frame chassis, an aluminum body, scissor doors, an aircraft-inspired canopy, and even design elements such as the air scoops that were designed to resemble turbine engines. Power came courtesy of Audi’s 4.2-liter V8 engine packing 400 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. That was enough to run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and top out at 187 mph.