Spyker have had a pretty rough few years. But at the 2016 Geneva
Motor Show they shook off their troubles and unveiled a new model,
the Spyker C8 Preliator. The C8 Preliator carries on where the 2009
Aileron left off.
Both cars are fairly similar in terms shape and overall design, however
the Preliator has slightly sharper angles, especially the smaller
vents which now resemble NACA style ducts instead of the chrome trimmed
circular vents of the Aileron. Overall the Preliator is a smidgen
longer too in order to improve both comfort and stability at speed.
Some may say the new sharper style of the C8 Preliator isn't as attractive
as the more unusual styling of the Aileron, and some may say the C8
Preliator looks like a more luxurious and expensive Lotus Exige. Those
people are correct.
The new styling of the C8 Preliator takes the main selling point of
the C8 Aileron, its style, and throws it (mostly) away. Leaving it
looking like a generic sports car with a massive price tag.
Powering the Spyker C8 Aileron is a 4.2-litre V8 engine sourced from
Audi. The engine has been tuned to provide 525 horsepower, and can
be mated to either a 6-speed manual trnsmission, or a 6-speed ZF automatic
with paddle shift.
|Year (of specifications)
||4.2 litre V8
||6 speed, RWD