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Koenigsegg Still Hasn't Built A Single V8 Engine For Spyker

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Because "Spyker has not met the conditions."

Let's go back in time one year, to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Those with very good memories may recall that the Dutch automaker Spyker revealed a new car called the C8 Preliator Spyder - a 600-horsepower, mid-engined drop-top supercar. In order to produce such massive power from a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, Spyker turned to one of the world's premier hypercar manufacturers, Koenigsegg. The whole thing sounded too good to be true - a mid-engine, 600 hp supercar with a Koenigsegg engine and a six-speed manual transmission. According to a report by Auto Visie, the deal may have been just that.

In the past year, Koenigsegg hasn't built a single engine for Spyker. Koenigsegg spokesman Steve Wade told Autovisie "We have not built any engines for Spyker. Spyker has not met the conditions, so we have not started building, we wish Spyker a good future and hope that they will once again be able to deliver their fascinating cars." Unfortunately, we do not know the details of "the conditions," so it is difficult to speculate why no engines have been built or delivered.

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Spyker has dealt with its share of financial issues in the past, including a failed ownership of Saab, so it doesn't surprise us that the small Dutch automaker is still struggling today. The company has built some amazing looking cars in the past using powertrains from Audi. The company planned to build between 50 and 100 copies of the C8 Preliator Spyder using the Koenigsegg V8 and we hope the company can figure out how to meet the requirements to get them on the road.