Dutch-based automobile company, Spyker, is back to the supercars world with its new C8 Preliator.
Preliator means fighter or warrior in latin and pays tribute to the “Fighters” warplanes made by Spyker between 1914 and 1918.
The Spyker C8 Preliator is the successor of the C8 Aileron and besides of the name, the car boasts several of elements in the design inspired by the aviation industry.
The Spyker C8 Preliator’s design represents the ultimate translation of our aviation heritage to a “road jet”, a plane without wings, reflected among others in the Head-Up Display, fitted as standard to every car.
The C8 Preliator is very similar to its predecessor but it has some details that make possible we differentiate them as the aviation-inspired NACA ducts on the sides of the car, front splitter and side skirts more aggressive equipped with small fins and a cleaner honeycomb mesh front grille.
Powered by a 4.2-liter supercharged Audi-sourced V8 engine producing 525 hp (517bhp) of total output and 600NM (442 foot-pounds) of torque, the Spyker C8 Preliator can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 221 mph (322 km/h).
The car comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox from Getrag, but an optional six-speed automatic transmission from ZF is also available.
The production of the new Spyker C8 Preliator is going to be limited to just 50 units with a starting price of €324,900 ($352,315 current rates) for the manual gearbox models and €330,990 ($358,918) for the automatic gearbox.