Thanks to Wall Street Journal, we were able to see the first photo today with the new B6 Venator Concept. Set to make its official debut next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new Spyker B6 Venator Concept is a mid-engined sports car powered by a V6 engine delivering 375 hp and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The concept car has an aluminum chassis and a carbon-fiber body, which translates into a total weight of under 3,080 pounds. The weight-to-power ration is 8.21 pounds per hp, a little better than the Porsche 911 Carrera. Still, Spyker CEO Victor Muller says that the B6 Venator Concept is not a 911 Killer and anybody who says that is crazy.
As you can see from the photos, the new Spyker bears a striking resemblance, in profile and in specification, to the Lotus Evora S. Still, Muller declined to say who is the powertrain supplier. Moreover, Muller played the role of the designer for the B6 Venator Concept and many of the details seen on older models will be seen on the new car, such as the aluminum dash, exposed gearshift mechanism and the quilted leather.
Furthermore, the Spyker B6 Venator Concept has an italicized script logo on the front grille, which is in fact a reproduction of the company’s 1903 logo.
The new Spyker B6 Venator will be priced between €125,000 and €150,000 and Muller anticipates production numbers "in the hundreds." Explaining the name of the new concept, Muller said that the Venator is Latin for hunter. According to the Spyker CEO, in the World War I, the fighter planes were name hunters. For those who don’t know, Spyker used to built strut-and-canvas warplanes and grand touring cars.
Spyker B6 Venator is a concept car that begins production in early 2014 for markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, India, and the Middle East, followed by the United States in autumn 2014.
B6 Venator Concept was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2013, alongside Spyker's C8 Aileron, which was unveiled first in 2009. The Spyker C8 Aileron's design represented yet another significant step in Spyker's evolution, shifting from the propeller- to the turbine-inspired design.
Meanwhile, the introduction of the B6 Venator Concept signals the start of a new age for the brand, one that's going to include a relevant rise in production, which is led by an even stronger management team.
Last year, the Dutch auto company expanded its global leadership through the appointment of new Chief Commercial Officer John Walton. Together, Walton and Spyker CEO Victor Muller lead a passionate team that's highly dedicated to creating beautiful and unique high-performance luxury sports cars.
Since the rebirth of the brand in 2000, Spyker has lived its motto "no road is impassable for the tenacious," making powerful moves to make sure that it will continue being a viable and no-compromise brand. In 2004, Spyker was taken public to fund product growth and development. After a few years of bleakness and newfound partnerships, the company has gained momentum and is now moving in the right direction.