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Spyker have returned to the New York International Automobile Show with the #c8preliatorspyder featuring its most significant technological advancement since the inception of the Dutch creator of hand-built super sports cars in 2000.
NEW YORK | APRIL 13, 2017 SUMMARYSpyker Founder and CEO Victor R. Muller announced at the Geneva International Motor Show last month, that #spyker
has signed an Engine Supply Agreement with Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO of Koenigsegg #automotive
AB (“Koenigsegg”) from Angelholm, Sweden. Both the #spyker
C8 Preliator as well as its Spyder version, making its North American debut at the New York International Automobile Show today andon display with Manhattan Motorcars, will be propelled by the new V8 engine.
Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: ”Spyker is delighted to be back at the New York International Automobile Show to unveil the new #spyker #c8preliatorspyder
in one of its most important markets, New York. Historically #spyker
has sold half of its production to the United States of America of which a very large number of cars were sold in this state through Spyker's first dealer in the USA, Manhattan Motorcars”.
The normally-aspirated, dry-sump 5-litre V8 engine boasts 600 hp and 600 NM of torque. Koenigsegg has developed this engine specifically to meet Spyker’s needs and the Koenigsegg V8 will be installed in every #spyker
C8 Preliator, both the Coupe, which was launched in March 2016, and the new Spyder, and replace the Audi V8 powertrain as from car one. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Spyker translated its timeless aviation inspired design to the ultimate convertible, culminating in the Preliator Spyder. The design reflects the progress made with the Preliator from concept towards a production car. The Spyder, in Ascot Bronze, on display at the New York International #auto
Show features an automatic soft top and a saddle Litano leather interior with honeycomb contrasted stitching.
Spyker’s production of the #c8preliatorspyder
will be limited to 100 units only.
Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said on the occasion: "This is our single most important advancement in technology since I founded #spyker
in 2000. I have always admired the amazing technologies developed by Christian von Koenigsegg and his dedicated team creating one of the most sophisticated cars and engines on the planet, and I am convinced our #spyker
C8 Preliator clients will tremendously enjoy the huge performance leap.
The 600 horsepower V8 engine with manual gearbox, ticks all the boxes of the #spyker
brand; it's Bold, Pure, and Engaging but foremost hyper-exclusive hence a perfect match to the #spyker
C8 Preliator coupe as well as the Spyder we unveil this morning. In fact, this is the only 600 horsepower series produced sports car available with a manual gearbox on the market today. 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 Koenigsegg powered #spyker #c8preliatorspyder
will provide an engaging purist driving experience second to none tantalising all senses. The howling sound of this normally aspirated engine will be unmistakable and thrilling.
The “Preliator” name, which means "fighter" or “warrior” in Latin, pays tribute to #spyker
aviation heritage: "Fighters" are warplanes as made by #spyker
between 1914 and 1918. But even more so, “Preliator” symbolises the battles #spyker
faced and won in the past.
The #spyker #c8preliatorspyder
, of which we will make a mere 100 units and production will start by summer 2018, is made for discerning owners who appreciate our attention to detail and the bespoke features we have offered them for over a decade and a half now. Our dedicated crew will assemble the cars in Coventry, UK, together with CPP Metalcraft, our very first partner since we started #spyker
back in 2000, as of the last quarter of this year. All Preliators will feature carbon fibre bodies.
Preliator owners may now operate their favourite music apps, including Spotify and Apple Music, with simple, memorable hand gestures via the integrated controlled Head-Up Display. The system brings entirely new mobile- and digital experiences to #spyker
C8 Preliator owners.
When I designed the #spyker #c8preliatorspyder
I wanted it to ooze the sheer tenacity and determination with which we created a new dawn for our company and by launching it here today we pay homage to the Latin axiom which has adorned the #spyker
propellor logo since 1914 “Nulla tenacia invia est via” - for the tenacious no road is impassable”.
Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer: “I have known Victor and #spyker
for way over a decade, and we obviously share the passion for handcrafted and bespoke automobiles. I have always admired Spyker’s tenacity and their commitment to building one-of-a-kind cars that stay true to a well-honed ethos and always been impressed by their amazing craftsmanship and beauty. The attention to detail is amazing. #spyker
cars have always been bespoke in every aspect apart from their drivetrain. Therefore it gives us great pleasure to work with #spyker
to design and produce an engine specifically for them that will suit the handcrafted, luxurious and high-performance nature of all #spyker
cars. In terms of performance the introduction of our light, responsive and powerful engine will transform the driving experience of the Preliator.”