I have a confession to make: I love Koenigsegg and Spyker. I love to see boutique automakers make a go in a market dominated by giants. I love the fine craftsmanship, the original designs you get with these cars. And I love that they’ll be business partners now.
These are charmed times we live in.
Koenigsegg will be supplying V-8 engines to Spyker. Per a press release from Spyker, this announcement just came out this week. Considering both companies have sourced engines from Audi and others in the past, this is great.
Spyker is saying the new shared engine will be a 5.0-liter V-8, whipping out a solid 600 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. It’ll have a 90-degree configuration, quad cams 32 valves. And there won’t be an automatic paired with this engine, only a classic 6-speed manual. Sign me up (if I can scrape together the cash).
With the engine issue ironed out, Spyker will actually start selling cars again. The Preliator, which has an awesome name and looks amazing, will be coming not only as a coupe, but also as a newly-revealed Spyder.
Thanks to this new arrangement with Koenigsegg, Spyker says the Preliator coupe will be hitting the market early, arriving at dealerships toward the end of this year. The Spyder is expected to arrive in the summer of 2018. The starting price for the coupe is a cool $429,000.