After a controlled bankruptcy serves a fighter, a warrior indeed. And that’s why Spyker has returned to Latin with the new C8 Preliator (from “proeliator”), its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show: a supercar craft with which Victor Muller wants to get back on track.
2017 Spyker C8 Preliator A “hunt” for the revival
The design of Preliator, derived from C8 Aileron (just launched in Geneva in 2009) is a tribute to the aviation unit of the Dutch past, already over bankrupt in 1929 and re-founded in 2000. Built in the new factory in Coventry, the third generation of Spyker is 4.63 meters long, 1.95 wide and 1.20 high, while the weight is 1,390 kg. The car is based on a space frame platform more rigid aluminum Aileron (about 10% more) and comes with multiple references to hunting that it produced during the First World War. On Preliator will appreciate the air vents “submerged” Naca, the glass roof is covered with reflective gold, the front grille honeycomb divided into two (like on the B6 Venator concept). The aviation booster returns to the design of the LED rear lights, while the brake light is integrated into the rear spoiler. The circles are Turbofan 19 “.
The technical characteristics 2017 Spyker C8 Preliator
Under the hood, the C8 Preliator employs a 4.2-liter Audi V8 from 525 hp and 600 Nm of torque (aa reached 3500 rpm), combined with two different exchange rates: a Getrag six-speed manual or Tiptronic automatic one ZF, always six-speed. The engine is able to push the supercar from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds up to a maximum speed of 322 times. The double-wishbone suspension with stabilizer bars are the Lotus, while the brakes (with ABS and electronic distribution) was chosen on AP Racing discs 350 and 332 mm have four-piston calipers.
2017 Spyker C8 Preliator Interiors
The aviation-inspired back even more forcefully in the interior of Preliator, designed like a fighter of the past: the dashboard alternates aluminum with leather upholstery and the same gear lever has an unmistakable design. As standard, the supercar offers a sound system with digital radio, Bluetooth interface compatible with the iPhone and a head-up display with the navigation system. On request, they are obviously available custom finishes and special solutions.
limited series. The C8 Preliator will be produced in only 50 copies numbered: The base price is 324,900 plus tax, which must be added the costs of tailor made changes. For the version with automatic transmission, it goes up to 330 990 euro.