Spyker has unveiled its latest sports car, the 525hp Spyker C8 Preliator in Geneva today. The Spyker has merged with an electric aviation company, Volta Volare last year. This is the first car, which will roll out from Coventry based CPP Metalcraft assembly plant after this merging. The C8 Preliator will succeed the 2009 C8 Aileron, and only 50 units will be produced. The production will begin once the final five C8 Aileron rolls off from the Coventry plant.
The word “Preliator” means “fighter” or “Warrior” in Latin and pays tribute to Spyker’s rich aviation heritage. The 2-door, mid engine C8 Preliator represents a rare combination of hand craftsmanship, performance, luxury and aviation inspired elements, which is the core part of Spyker DNA. This 3rd generation sports car from Spyker comes with a supercharged 4.2-litre Audi V8 engine that delivers 525hp and 600Nm of peak torque. As a standard, C8 Preliator V8 is coupled to six-speed manual gearbox and drives the rear wheel, though a six-speed auto option.
The C8 Preliator is capable of accelerating from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 322 kph (201 mph).
The new C8 Preliator has a wheelbase of 2725mm and kerb weight of 1390kg . It is 4628mm long and 1953mm wide. Termed as ‘Road Jet’ without wings, the C8 Preliator features design cues from jet propulsion aircraft. The front features the trademark Spyker radiator grille, Spyker logo with propeller blades on the top of the grille, eye catching headlights with LED daytime running lights, the front splitter, NACA ducts as air inlets and the ailerons on front splitter as well as side skirts to improve cars aerodynamic performance.
The rear facia received a new rear diffuser designed to create a maximum down force for the better grip and handling, the Jet engine nozzle inspired 3D LED rear lights and sporty exhaust outlets. The chassis is all aluminium space frame chassis and the C8 rolls on 19-inch turbofan wheels.
The cockpit inspired interior gets eccentric styling with latest modern day car gizmos. The brushed aluminium treatment on central console, dashboard switches, instrument panel and hand –stitched leather throughout the cabin creates rich and fabulous ambience. The latest gizmos in the car includes a digital radio, a twin-screen head up display with GPS navigation and Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity.
The C8 Preliator will be available in sixteen different colour options and each car will cost around £303,000 (324,900 Euros) excluding taxes in the European market. The car unveiled at the the Geneva show wears a satin Jet Grey. Take a look at Gallery for more pictures from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.