Teaser for Spyker C8 Preliator debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Dutch sports car brand Spyker, which only last summer had exited a restructuring process and partnered with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volare, will unveil a new car at next month’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The new car is called the C8 Preliator and all we have right now is this teaser shot.
The C8 was originally launched in 2000 as the first model of the modern incarnation of Spyker (the original Spyker, which manufactured carriages, cars and even aircraft, went out of business back in 1926), and over the years the car has been upgraded and refined. The last C8 was the Aileron and it packed an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V-8 good for 400 horsepower.
We’re not sure what the Preliator will be packing but we’ve heard that it may feature some form of vehicle electrification. Recall, Spyker has said in the recent past that it plans to utilize some of the “exciting new sustainable technology” being developed by Volta Volare.
Despite Spyker bringing a new version of the C8 to Geneva, the company hasn’t given up on its more accessible sports car, the B6 Venator. Spyker has said it will continue with plans for the V-6-powered sports car that was originally meant to be launched in 2015.
We’ll have all the details soon as the Geneva Motor Show starts March 1. In the meantime, see some of the other vehicles appearing at the Swiss show via our dedicated hub.