THE HANDCRAFTED FIGHTER
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.