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Real Car Company Spyker Will Get Righteous 600 Horsepower V8s From Koenigsegg

Photo Credits: Spyker
Photo Credits: Spyker

Spyker, the on-again/off-again Dutch automaker, has had a great few years penning ultralux sports car designs but also a hard time doing the job of, you know, building cars that people can buy. Now another boutique manufacturer is stepping in to help out: Koenigsegg.

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Photo Credits: Spyker
Photo Credits: Spyker

It’s fun to see these two teensy car companies helping each other out, rather than the two of them independently fighting to get support from a major, mass-market manufacturer. Both Koenigsegg and Spyker, for instance, have used Audi V8s in the past, so it’s extra cool to see them prop each other up with their own work.

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Photo Credits: Spyker
Photo Credits: Spyker

Spyker claims that the engine will be a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 from K’segg, good for 600 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. That’s an even 600Nm, if you’re curious.I wish Spyker gave out more details about the engine, but all they say is it’s a 90 degree configuration with quad cams and four valves per cylinder.

Spyker says the engine will be ‘mated’ to a six-speed manual transmission, which is a sexy way of putting it.

Photo Credits: Spyker
Photo Credits: Spyker
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The engine will be going into Spyker’s one car, the Preliator, in both coupe and convertible form.

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Spyker expects production to move up nine months to the end of this year for the coupe and midway through next year for the drop top. Expect a starting price at $429,000, not including the matching Louis Vuitton luggage set.

Photo Credits: Spyker
Photo Credits: Spyker

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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thatwasbuttery
ThatWasButtery

I was already a huge fan of what Spyker was doing, but partnering with Koenigsegg takes them to the next level. What an incredibly beautiful piece of machinery.