Spyker has pulled the covers off their C8 Preliator Spyder, following their unveil of the hard top C8 Preliator last year at the same event. Furthermore, Spyker also announced that they have teamed up with Swiss hypercar maker, Koenigsegg, and has already made a major technology agreement.
"This is our single most important advancement in technology since I founded Spyker in 2000,” Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and CEO, commented.
Evidence of the tie up can already be seen with the C8 Preliator Spyder, as it uses an all new dry-sump 5.0-liter V8 engine from Koenigsegg, producing 608 PS and 600 Nm of torque. The new engines replaced the previously sourced Audi V8s which powered earlier model C8's. Mated to the Preliator Spyder is a six-speed manual gear box only, with the company not having plans to place an automatic gearbox.
“Although our peers believe the manual is virtually dead, and many have vowed we would never see them again, our discerning clients have clearly spoken out in favour of the manual.”, the company said.
The new power plant propels the 1,390 kg car to 0-100kph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 322 kph. Providing stopping power, are 350mm and 322mm cross-drilled disc brakes at the front and rear, respectively.
Outside, the Preliator Spyder looks identical to its hard-top counterpart. The main difference among the two is the retractable soft top on the Spyder, which allows the driver to experience all the open top goodness. It is finished in Ascot Bronze with a cream leather interior to match. Using an all new platform, the Spyder now has more legroom as compared to its predecessors.
Much like the exclusively limited hard top C8 Preliator, the Preliator Spyder will have a limited run of only 100 units. As for Spyker, this would be their start on having further technological advancement with their vehicles, courtesy of the new-found partnership with Koenigsegg.