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  • 2018 Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Dutch sports car marque Spyker announced in March 2017 that it will start using V-8 engines for its flagship C8 line sourced from Sweden's Koenigsegg, instead of the aging Audi units that have powered the C8 since the nameplate's launch in 2000. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to have been any progress beyond the original announcement, which was made by Spyker CEO Victor Muller and Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The exact reasons are unclear but Koenigsegg spokesman Steven Wade shed some light when he told Autovisie in an interview...

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    Spyker celebrates end of C8 Aileron production

    Spyker is still very much in the process of building cars. More specifically, the Dutch performance marque still builds its wild machines that walk a fine line between modern rolling art and shapely sports car. Despite a bit of money troubles over the years, Spyker is preparing a new model to add...

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    Spyker says buyers are interested in manual transmissions

    Spyker CEO Victor Muller believes there's still a place for manual transmissions in the exotic car market. While speaking at the New York auto show, Muller said he sees enthusiasts buying manuals again. That explains why the company's new C8 Preliator Spyder comes standard with a 6-speed manual. A...

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    Spyker D8 SUV not dead, coming as plug-in hybrid

    After successfully emerging from bankruptcy in 2015, Spyker has managed to secure a production site in the United Kingdom, update its C8 supercar and sign an engine supply deal with Koenigsegg. Spyker is now ready to expand its lineup and has two models on the drawing board. One is a more...

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    Spyker debuts C8 Preliator Spyder with 600-hp Koenigsegg V-8

    Dutch sports car marque Spyker has axed the old Audi-supplied engine used in previous versions of its C8 supercar in favor of a Koenigsegg-built V-8 for the new C8 Preliator Spyder, which it revealed on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The naturally aspirated, 90-degree 5.0-liter V-8 is said...

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    Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder to debut at 2017 Geneva auto show

    Dutch sports car brand Spyker will use next week’s 2017 Geneva auto show to unveil the convertible version of its C8 Preliator. The convertible will be known as the C8 Preliator Spyder, and judging from a teaser shot released overnight the car will feature a folding soft-top roof. The...

  • Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept

    Dutch sports car brand Spyker emerged from bankruptcy last year after forming a partnership with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volaré. At the time, Spyker said it planned to develop cars with electric technology sourced from Volta Volaré but provided no further details. We now have a few extra details thanks to a presentation made by Volta Volaré CEO and founder Paul Peterson at a recent symposium for electric aircraft technology. ALSO SEE: Tesla hasn't actually shown us the Model 3's real interior According to Peterson, Spyker and Volta Volaré plan to...

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    Spyker CEO hints at V-12 supercar, four-door model

    When Spyker was brought back from the dead at the start of the last decade, the people behind the revived Dutch brand had plans for a trio of models. The first of these was the C8 sports car whose arrival coincided with Spyker’s revival. It was to be followed by a new flagship supercar and a...

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    Spyker C8 Preliator priced from $354,990

    The debut of Spyker's C8 Preliator during last week's 2016 New York Auto Show included the announcement of pricing for the Dutch firm's latest sports car in the United States. Spyker says the Preliator, which will be limited to just 50 units worldwide, will start at $354,990 with the 6-speed manual...

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    Spyker C8 Preliator New York Auto Show-bound

    Spyker will take to the Javitz Center in Manhattan next week with its new, Audi-powered C8 Preliator supercar. The car is big news for Spyker as it is the detail-oriented Dutch brand's third-generation sports car, and New York is a fitting place. Spyker CEO Victor Muller said in a release that...

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    Spyker C8 Preliator bows with Audi V-8, 525 hp

    Living up to the Spyker motto, Nulla tenaci invia est via, Latin for “For the tenacious, no road is impassable,” CEO and founder Victor R. Muller hasn’t given up on his dream to run a successful sports car company despite some major setbacks. The list is a long one and includes...

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    Spyker Heading To Geneva Motor Show, Possibly With Electric Sports Car

    It’s been a while since we've heard from Spyker. The last time the Dutch sports car brand was making headlines was back in August when it announced it had exited a restructuring process and partnered with an American firm by the name of Volta Volare, which is working on private electric...

  • Spyker B6 Venator Spyder concept

    Spyker was forced into bankruptcy late last year by a Dutch court after it was determined the struggling sports car brand wouldn’t be able to pay back all of its creditors. A bridging loan provided to the firm in January meant Spyker was able to exit bankruptcy, although it still needed to operate under the strict terms of a “temporary moratorium of payment,” a restructuring process similar to our own Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection rules whereby Spyker could recognize its operations. MUST WATCH: LaFerrari Demolishes Bugatti Veyron In Drag Race: Video Now, close to eight...

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    Spyker Appeals Bankruptcy Decision, Still Plans Merger With Electric Aircraft Manufacturer

    Spyker was finally forced into bankruptcy late last year by a Dutch court after it was determined the struggling sports car brand, already behind in its payments, wouldn’t be able to pay back creditors. Fast forward to today and Spyker is no longer in bankruptcy thanks to a bridging loan that...

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    Spyker Declared Bankrupt, CEO Hopeful Of Electric Car Revival

    After successfully filing for bankruptcy protection with a Dutch court just two weeks ago, struggling sports car brand Spyker has been declared bankrupt due to its inability to source bridge funding to continue operations. The decision was made today by the district court of Midden-Nederland, at...

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    Spyker Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Says It Will Merge With Electric Aircraft Manufacturer

    Still reeling from its failed attempt to rebuild Saab, Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker has run into what the company describes as “short-term operational and liquidity challenges” and has been forced to file for bankruptcy protection. A Dutch court has approved the application for...

  • Spyker B6 Venator (production-spec)
    First look at production-spec Spyker B6 Venator

    When Spyker showed its B6 Venator concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, it was easy to write off the shapely coupe as just another design exercise from a company struggling to find its niche (and even stay afloat in a changing market). The response to the B6 Venator, however, was overwhelmingly...

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    Spyker Starts Bond Program To Fund B6 Venator

    A bond issue will fund the launch of Spyker's latest car.

  • Spyker B6 Venator concept car, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show back in March, Spyker revealed a concept version of a new, more accessible sports car the company was planning, the B6 Venator. At the time of its unveiling, Spyker said the B6 Venator was powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering more than 375 horsepower. Since the concept’s unveiling, Spyker has confirmed a 2014 production date and revealed a B6 Venator Spyder. What the company is still being coy about, however, are mechanical details. Fortunately, the Dutch version of Autoweek has managed to get its hands on a copy of a letter sent by Spyker CEO...

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    Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept Debuts At Pebble Beach

    Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker has lifted the veil off a new convertible version of the stunning B6 Venator concept car that we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The convertible, aptly named the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder, made its debut today at the Pebble Beach Concours...

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    Spyker Teases B6 Venator Spyder Ahead Of Pebble Beach Concours

    Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker recently confirmed plans to unveil a convertible version of its B6 Venator concept this year, and hinted that both show cars were destined to spawn production versions. The last we heard, Spyker planned to start production of its B6 Venator sometime in 2014...

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    Spyker Will Appeal Dismissal Of $3 Billion Lawsuit Against GM

    Spyker will appeal last week’s court decision to dismiss the Dutch sports car manufacturer's $3 billion lawsuit originally filed against General Motors almost a year ago. In August of 2012, Spyker filed the $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] in a U.S. District Court...

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    Judge Sides With GM In Dismissal Of Spyker’s $3 Billion Lawsuit

    In August of 2012, Spyker filed a $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors in a U.S. District Court in Michigan, alleging that the American auto giant deliberately forced Spyker-owned Saab into bankruptcy by blocking a planned asset purchase by Chinese investor Youngman Lotus. General Motors...

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    Spyker Confirms B6 Venator Spyder In Financial Statement: Report

    Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker only announced production plans for its stunning B6 Venator concept car last month, but already the company is talking about a convertible version. In it its latest financial statements, Spyker is said to have made mention of a new ‘B6 Venator...

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