Spyker C8 Preliator – The beast on the highway


The name of the Spyker C8 Preliator 2017 has been carefully chosen to symbolize Spyker’s victory in difficult times last time, “Preliator” name means “fight” or “warrior” in Latin. And the Spyker C8 Preliator 2017 is the lineup to honor Spyker producing fighter jets from 1914 to 1918.

Attractive and powerful exterior

It can be said that Spyker is potential not only in making powerful cars but also in interior and exterior design. Like the Lamborghini, Ferrari or Bugatti Veyron, Spyker’s products are easy to recognize thanks to the unique design that can not be mixed up.

Supercar Spyker C8 Preliator 2017 design has characteristics related to the company’s centuries-old history, especially the legacy of aviation in the past. When looking at the Spyker C8 Preliator 2017, the car is like an airplane.

Overall, Spyker C8 Preliator looks more like a facelift than a new generation. The removal of most of the fish-bearing windscreens was a feature of the Spyker product, replacing the windshield with a grille, while the cockpit extended backward to make the car more balanced.

The Spyker C8 Preliator is well thought out for its aerodynamic properties, and its body is shaped by circular motions at the intersection of the planes not only helps the car has a compact body, but it also reduces the impact of wind resistance and the interference caused by gas turbulence when the car runs at high speed.

The radiator grille occupies virtually the entire front of the vehicle to increase air circulation and cooling performance. Fog lamps are positioned in the cavity in the lower position to reduce wind resistance. The holes in the body and on the roof of the car are very strange, as the spare ammo and are one of the details that make people recognize Spyker.

The back of the Spyker C8 Preliator is also emphasized by the grid, especially the exhaust pipe is higher than normal and stylized in a very strange way. Signal system and signal behind are protruding, made of LED, quite impressive.

Overall, the 2017 C8 Preliator looks like a fighter. The entire body of the car is made from lightweight aluminum alloy, but the Aeroblade is very solid. The convertible is lifted through the hydraulic structure concealed beneath the windshield cluster.

Interior and engine

The interior of the supercar Spyker C8 Preliator 2017 is wonderful. The interior is classic; leather seats are extremely detailed. The Dutch Royal Tannery Hulshof leather upholstered seat is stitched with 14 standard colors, but Spyker will provide any color according to customer requirements as an option.

The car is also equipped with mechanical gauges, very rare in today’s vehicles. The car’s steering wheel does not have buttons at all, sitting on the Spyker C8 Preliator 2017 reminds us of the glory of the 1960s.

The Spyker C8 Preliator is longer than the old version 5cm, thus increasing the size of the interior space and easier to arrange the equipment. The color and layout of the interior of the car remind us of a different car: the elegant and luxurious Bugatti Helmet.

The sound was taken by Kharma, one of the most famous hi-end makers in the world. The 7-speaker system that this company offers gives customers great moments of relaxation with realistic sound. The audio system is also connected to GPS, Bluetooth and Apple’s I-Phone port.

Spyker has plans to produce only 50 units with a starting price of € 324,900 for the regular versions and € 330,990 for the automatic version. Customers can choose from 16 body colors, including Satin Jet Gray with the special Spyker Squadron GT2 theme.

About the engine, Spyker C8 Preliator features V8 engine DOHC 32 valve aluminum shell of Audi. This is a 4.2L turbocharged supercharger, delivering 517 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 599Nm of torque.

With rear-wheel drive, the car can accelerate 0-100 km/h in about 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 323 km/h. With an average speed of about 210 km/h, Spyker designers have had to invite Lotus, another specialist in the supercar industry, to provide suitable suspension for the C8 Preliator.

Carbon-ceramic brakes are the best choice for Spyker C8 Preliator. The brakes are provided by AP Racing, with large disc brakes (350mm for front wheels and 332mm for rear wheels), 4 pistons for slow-wheel brakes and safety gear.

Compare to other components

The McLaren 570GT and Ferrari California T can be considered as direct competitors of the Spyker C8 Preliator regarding technical features.

The McLaren 570GT is powered by a 3.8-liter engine, producing 562 horsepower and 600Nm of torque. The SSG 7-speed gearbox allows the McLaren 570GT to take 3.4 seconds to reach speeds of 100km/h at a top speed of 328 km / h. The McLaren 570GT is only $ 200,000, so if you want a 500hp C8 Preliator that costs less, the McLaren 570GT is a good choice.

Similar to the McLaren 570GT, the Ferrari California T is priced at less than $ 200,000, with a 3.9L V.8 engine producing 560 horsepower, 755 Nm of torque, and an acceleration time of 100 km/h in 6 seconds with a top speed of 315 km/h. And of course the Ferrari, so it has a much sportier look than the C8 Preliator


In conclusion, with aircraft appearance and powerful engine, the Spyker C8 Preliator is a formidable competitor on every road.

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