Spyker may not enjoy the same mainstream recognition as some of its peers, but the Dutch sports car marque has never been shy of grabbing the attention of automotive enthusiasts by doing things a bit differently. Although their recent history has been that of troubled finances and an unfortunate relationship with Saab, they are back on their feet with the new hand-built C8 Preliator.
Latin for fighter/warrior, the Spyker C8 Preliator will be limited to 50 examples starting at $354,990 with a 6-speed manual transmission. Adding a ZF 6-speed automatic will demand a $8,000 price jump compared to the manual version. Powering the sports car is an Audi sourced 4.2-liter V8 that produces 518 HP and 445 ft-lb of torque, accelerating the car to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. Styling continues to echo the brand’s aviation heritage, with a stunning design that is like nothing else on the road. For those ultra-rich tech tycoons that are tired of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, this is the perfect escape from experiencing another embarrassing moment of driving into the company parking lot to find your business partner driving the same car.