Those tail lights are killing us.
We knew Dutch automaker Spyker was bringing a droptop variant of the C8 Preliator, which it flaunted a year ago, to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. What we didn’t know is that fueling the C8 Preliator Spyder would be a Koenigsegg-sourced actually suctioned 5.0-liter V8 motor. The Dutch have united with the Swedes and the outcome is a vanguard convertible making 600 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. That is a significant knock in power from the past motor utilized as a part of the C8 Preliator (the roadster and Spyder will both utilize Koenigsegg motors).
The motor beforehand declared for the C8 Preliator was a supercharged 4.2-liter V8 from Audi evaluated at 525 pull. The move to an all the more intense motor means better execution times, in spite of the fact that we just know the figures for the Spyder right now. (The hardtop model will clearly observe a lift in execution also because of the new motor.) Its 0-62 mph time is evaluated a 3.6 seconds, up a tenth of a moment on the Audi-controlled C8 Preliator roadster.
Best speed is up somewhat, going from 200 mph in the hardtop to 201 mph in the convertible. Notwithstanding exchanging up its motor provider, Spyker is likewise changing course on its transmission choices. The programmed transmission is out. A six-speed manual will be the main choice.
Spyker says it did the switch in the wake of social event client criticism. Other than the switch in motor and the jettisoning of the programmed transmission, as a matter of fact enormous changes, the C8 Preliator Spyder is indistinguishable to the hardtop that went before it. That implies the body is carbon fiber and the hood is aluminum, similar to the tonneau cover for the programmed collapsing delicate top.
Taking care of ought to coordinate the motor’s execution as Spyker sources the C8 Preliator’s suspension from Lotus. The lodge is a blend of calfskin and brushed aluminum. It’s kind of an extravagance steampunk look. No touchscreen is accessible on the grounds that the C8 Preliator Spyder highlights a heads-up show which uses signal control.
We aren’t sure how safe this is—being compelled to wave your hands around at speed sounds hazardous to us—however it’s a clever thought in any case. Spyker is anticipating building 50 C8 Preliator roadsters and 100 C8 Preliator Spyders. Generation of the hardtop is relied upon to start towards the finish of 2017. The Spyder will begin creation in the second or second from last quarter of 2018. Both cars will be worked at the automaker’s office in Coventry, England. Much like the C8 Preliator car the Spyder will cost as much as a little house with a sticker price of $429,000.
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