Spyker, a creator of meticulously hand-built sports cars since 2000, have returned to the New York International Automobile Show. The C8 Preliator, Spyker’s third-generation sports car, will make its North American debut at the NYIAS today.
Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: ”Spyker is delighted to be back at the New York International Automobile Show to unveil the new Spyker C8 Preliator in one of its most important markets, New York. Historically Spyker has sold half of its production to the United States of America of which a very large number of cars were sold in this state through Spyker’s first dealer in the USA, Manhattan Motor Cars”.
“The Spyker C8 Preliator’s design represents the ultimate translation of our aviation heritage to a “road jet”, a plane without wings, reflected among others in the Head-Up Display, fitted as standard to every car. It is the epitome of our unrivaled craftsmanship. By mounting a supercharger to the Audi V8 engine we have improved the performance of the Spyker C8 Preliator significantly as compared to its predecessor and its exclusivity is warranted since we will produce a mere 50 units”.
“The Preliator name, which means “fighter” or “warrior” in Latin, pays tribute to that aviation heritage: Fighters are warplanes as made by Spyker between 1914 and 1918. But even more so, “Preliator” symbolises the uphill battles Spyker faced and won in the past couple of years”.
“The Spyker C8 Preliator is made for discerning owners who appreciate the attention to detail and bespoke features we have offered them for over a decade and a half now. Our dedicated crew will assemble the first cars in Coventry, UK, together with CPP Metalcraft, our very first partner since we started Spyker back in 2000, as of the last quarter of this year”.
“When I designed the Spyker C8 Preliator I wanted it to ooze the sheer tenacity and determination with which we created a new dawn for our company and by launching it here today we pay homage to the Latin axiom which has adorned the Spyker propeller logo since 1914 “Nulla tenacia invia est via” – for the tenacious no road is impassable”.