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Spyker C8 Preliator Arrives in North America

The Latest iteration of the Spyker C8, the Preliator is on display here in New York at the 2016 New York Auto Show. You may be thinking, didn’t Spyker go out of business? Yeah you wouldn’t be wrong but they resurfaced from bankruptcy with the help of an electric airplane company. That led many to believe that the next project from Spyker would be a full fledged electric vehicle of some sort but everyone was wrong. The C8 Preliator is not an electric vehicle, and in fact it still has the same Audi 4.2L V8 under the hood except this time around it has a supercharged strapped to it boosting output to just under 520 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque delivered to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic gear box.

The entire vehicle has been overhauled and improved compared to its predecessor. The all aluminium space frame has been redesigned and is 10% stiffer, the wheelbase has been increased providing a more stable ride and the interior has been revamped.

The Preliator name, which means fighter or warrior in latin not only pays tribute to their aviation heritage (fighter jets) but symbolizes the rocky past couple of years in which Spyker has fought and won many battles only to come out stronger than ever.

The C8 Preliator will be limited to 50 units and will begin production once the remaining units of its predecessor, the C8 Aileron are complete.

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Spyker Unveils C8 Preliator


The Dutch supercar boutique rose from the dead at the Geneva International Motor Show. Spyker has been battling financial issues and is now making its return from bankruptcy in style showcasing their C8 Preliator.

Spyker’s financial woes started when they bought the suffering Saab brand hoping to revive the company. Unfortunately for Spyker, financial performance of the Saab brand was so poor that it soon became cancerous for the Spyker company and almost bankrupted both companies. With bankruptcy behind them, Spyker began to set their focus on building a new vehicle to debut at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The market space for bespoke supercars is stronger than ever, and as stated by Victor Muller, Spyker’s founder, “If you look at the propositions form Koenigsegg, Pigani Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, my peer group, they’re all thriving.” So now is the best time to be in the market and capitalize on the company’s refocused energy.

Muller recognizes that his customers buy a Spyker because they are just so different. He stated, “Very few of my clients have a Pigani, but they all have Ferraris, Aston Martins and Bentleys. Our car is on average the seventh car in the collection of an owner.” So Spyker isn’t targeting to knock Pagani off of the podium, rather they’ve found their place in their customers’ demands and are meeting specifically that need.

Here’s to the revival of a truly unique company doing and designing things their way.

Spyker EV Concept at Geneva Show


The Spyker name has been around for a while, but as a company, their decisions and investment ventures leave much to be desired. After some reorganizing post bankruptcy, the Spyker brand is now aligned with an American aviation company and packing some new found energy around producing electric performance vehicles.

Rumors is that Spyker is going to unveil a new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show at it will be an electric vehicle. This is quite a departure from Spyker’s choice of powerplants in past concept and production vehicles which were mainly big V8s or V6s. But what will very much likely remain is Spyker’s history of producing some of the finest looking and amazingly detailed finished vehicles.