In a crowded world of super cars, sometimes names get lost in the mix. Spyker, a Dutch automotive company, is more often than not one of these names that gets lost in the mix, but not today. Today we will talk about Spyker, and its lone product the Spyker C8. But a brief history first…
Spyker Car is a Dutch Automotive firm that was started in 1999 and began producing the Spyker C8 Spyder and the Spyker C8 Laviolette. Both cars featured an Audi V8 engine and went on sale in the United States in 2005. Spyker has been in and out of Bankruptcy over the years and had their best sales in 2006 with a total of 94 cars sold. Since 2009, no cars have been produced by the automaker.
But, if you haven’t noticed by the title, today the focus is on the Spyker C8 Preliator. But first we need to talk about the Spyker C8 Aileron. The Spyker C8 Aileron was the second generation model of the C8 and it replaced the Laviolette. The new model featured a longer and wider body, as well as an optional automatic transmission. A Spyker C8 Spyder convertible was also released soon after. But after this model, Spyker went dark for a little while. That is until 2016 when they released the third generation model C8, the Preliator. This new Spyker will feature a 4.2 Liter Supercharged V8 made by Audi that produces 525 horsepower. The new model will also feature improved technology as well as a better body frame. The interior on the new Spyker C8 is also incredible, with bright leather throughout the car. There will be a limited run, with only 50 C8 Preliators to be made.
Some Spyker C8 for sale can be found here. Although it should be noted than the price of a Spyker C8 can be around $300,000 to over 1 million dollars.
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