Spyker has confirmed that they have no plans to produce an electric supercar.
According to Spyker CEO Victor Muller, his company will continue to develop combustion-engined manual-transmission sports cars for years to come. Speaking to Autocar in the UK, Muller said that his company will stick with traditional petrol engines because electric engines are not very exciting.
Muller also announced that over 86% of customers have ordered the upcoming C8 Preliator in a manual gearbox.
“Forty-three of the 50 Preliator orders have been for a stick, showing that the manual gearbox is back with a vengeance,” he said. “It shows that it’s impossible to predict where the market is going to go.”
Of the 50 Preliators sold, 25 of those will be headed for US shores. The rest will be headed for Europe, Asia and the Middle East.