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Spyker preliator


The C8 Preliator was officially announced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the third generation C8 sportscar, replacing the Aileron. 

The name ‘Preliator’ likely comes from the Latin word proeliator, meaning “fighter” harking back to the aviation roots.

Originally Spyker had planned to produce the Preliator with a 5.0L V8 engine supplied by Koenigsegg.  Instead, the Preliator used a 4.2L supercharged Audi V8 producing 525 PS (386 kW; 518 hp), resulting in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph). The car was equipped with a choice of a 6-speed Getrag manual or a 6 speed ZF automatic transmission.

As with previous Spyker models, the car has typical aviation inspired design elements such as NACA styled air-inlets. 

  • Show car built in 6 weeks.
  • 84 separate panels and Assemblies in the BOM.
  • Carry over chassis
  • Panels hand made on Formers.
  • Scope included final trim,  assembly and paint.
  • Complete road ready body shipped to Geneva Motor show.

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