Spyker, the Dutch automaker that never quite seems to have its shit together, has done it again. Over a year after announcing a partnership to source engines from Koenigsegg, and months after production was supposed to start, Koenigsegg now says the deal is off. Who could have seen this coming?
Back at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it was announced that boutique hypercar automaker Koenigsegg would supply occasional boutique sports car automaker Spyker with 600 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engines for the just-announced C8 Preliator coupe and convertible, which was due to go on sale this summer at $429,000
But Koenigsegg’s Steve Ward told Autovisie, via CarScoops, that the deal hasn’t progressed beyond the announcement and nothing has happened over the last year and a half. Ward said Spyker had not met the conditions of the deal, so no engines have been built.
Ward didn’t specify the conditions that Spyker failed to meet, but did reportedly say, “We wish Spyker a good future and hope that they will once again be able to deliver their fascinating cars.”
Oh, Spyker. This really sucks, because the Preliator is (was?) such a striking car—like a DB9 from Earth 2, where everyone is so much cooler and always wears sunglasses and has Dutch accents. We’ve reached out to Spyker and will update if we hear anything.