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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

After 2 years of absence from the shows, in 2016, Spyker unveiled its C8 Preliator at the Geneva Motor Show.

The C8 reached its 3rd generation on the sports car market and was the successor of the C8 Aileron.

For the ones who don’t know, the Spyker company came to life as an aircraft manufacturer, the reason why the C8 was an aircraft-inspired car. The company’s logo represented a wheel with a propeller.

The new C8 came with an improved chassis and the supercharged V8 engine developed 525 hp. Many would’ve expected that a 2016 sports car would’ve been equipped with an automatic transmission, however, the C8 had a manual one.

The interior was completely redesigned, using honeycomb stitches to match the grille’s model. The exterior paint was actually an aircraft color with a satin finish.

The sports car’s air inlets were turbine-shaped and the rear lights were also inspired by planes, having the shape of an afterburner belonging to a fighter jet’s jet engine.

The nameplate of “Preliator” came from Latin and stood for “warrior” – the company had gone through ups and downs and managed to succeed with only a small team of near 10 people.

The Preliator was produced in 50 units only, and as they said, having an exclusive unique car meant that the chances to see another car like yours at the stop were almost 0.

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SPYKER C8 Preliator 2016 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.2L V8 6MT (525 HP)

SPYKER C8 Preliator 4.2L V8 6MT (525 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L V8 6MT (525 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4172 cm3
Power
386.1 KW @ 6800 RPM
525 HP @ 6800 RPM
518 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
443 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
600 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
200 mph (322 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs 350mm
Rear
Ventilated Discs 332mm
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235 / 35 ZR19 || 295 / 30 ZR19
DIMENSIONS
Length
182.2 in (4628 mm)
Width
76.9 in (1953 mm)
Height
47.3 in (1201 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.2 cuFT (119 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3064 lbs (1390 kg)
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