After yesterday’s sneak preview, the Spyker C8 Preliator has officially made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Dutch specialty marque Spyker has risen from its own ashes for this year’s Geneva show where the company has on display the C8 Preliator. Acting as a successor for the C8 Aileron, the new model has received an evolutionary design and comes with NACA ducts as seen in the aviation industry. Spyker has removed the shark-like gills to create a cleaner appearance while the grille has a honeycomb mesh and a central pillar in the same vein as the 2013 B6 Venator concept.
Spyker worked on the rear diffuser to boost its aerodynamic efficiency that has also been enhanced by the small winglets mounted on the side skirts and front splitter. The back of the car hosts CNC-machined stainless steel LED taillights and these light-emitting diodes are also found in all of the other lighting clusters.
Featuring an all-aluminum space frame chassis, the C8 Preliator is powered by an Audi-sourced supercharged 4.2-liter V8 engine that now develops 525 horsepower (386 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 newton meters) of torque. As standard, the engine will be linked to a Getrag six-speed manual gearbox while an optional ZF six-speed automatic transmission will be available as well.
In terms of performances, Spyker says its new model needs a mere 3.7 seconds until 62 mph (100 kph) and will be able to hit 201 mph (322 kph.) To stop efficiently those 19-inch Turbofan wheels, the C8 Preliator has received AP Racing brakes with four-piston calipers while carbon ceramic brakes will cost extra.
Spyker has plans to make only 50 units at a pre-tax starting price of €324,900 for the manual model and from €330,990 if you go for the automatic. Customers will be able to choose from 16 body paints, including the pictured Satin Jet Grey along with the more special Spyker Squadron GT2 scheme.