Stunning Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder Gets An All-New Koenigsegg Engine
Spyker turned from Audi To Koenigsegg. Meet the C8 Preliator with a N/A five liter V8 good for Lambo Huracan kind of power. This is what we call exotic car.
Spyker always produced astonishingly intricate cars. If not mechanically, then definitely cosmetically. Now, however, after the entry at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder, Spyker is about to rob the super rich. Their latest car looks the part, has a gorgeous interior (although a bit outdated) and now, a perfect engine. Ok, we need to admit that the interior in some of the previous Spyker cars was much better looking. Nevertheless, back to the engine.
Koenigsegg is the one to supply engines for the C8 Preliator. Imagine that. Lucky Spyker.
Here’s the deal:
Koenigsegg developed an all-new naturally-aspirated five-liter V8 engine with an output of 600hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Surely, more than enough for the Spyker. The engine will find its place in each and every Spyker C8 Preliator to be produced. Both in Spyder and in the Coupe.
“This is our single most important advancement in technology since I founded Spyker in 2000,” Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and CEO, commented. “I have always admired the amazing technologies developed by Christian von Koenigsegg and his dedicated team creating one of the most sophisticated cars and engines on the planet, and I am convinced our Spyker C8 Preliator clients will tremendously enjoy the huge performance leap.”
Spyker C8 Preliator Customers Want A Stick
And that is what they will get. A Koenigsegg engine, which replaces old Audi units, mates with a six-speed manual gearbox. Manual is the desire of the Spyker customers and that is what they will get. The car you see in the picture is one of 100 that will be produced. Based on the redesigned aluminum spaceframe chassis, the car weighs in at 3,065 lbs. With the Koenigsegg V8, it will hit 62 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 201 mph.
Well, not exaggerated as the price of the LaFerrari or any Pagani. Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder price capped at $429,000 seems almost reasonable. Ok, not reasonable in that sense, but in a sense “I have a multinational billion dollar company” reasonable.