Spyker B6 Venator Concept Marks Brand's Revival

2013 Geneva Auto Show


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    Spyker B6 Venator Concept Picture

    Spyker B6 Venator Concept. | March 05, 2013

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2013 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Spyker B6 Venator Concept, a Porsche 911 fighter that signifies the Dutch brand's revival, debuted at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
  • Spyker is aiming for affordability with the B6 Venator, saying that it will have "a more accessible price point of approximately $125,000 to $150,000" when it goes on sale.
  • The Spyker B6 Venator will begin production in early 2014 for key markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, followed by the U.S. in the fall of 2014.

GENEVA — The Spyker B6 Venator Concept, a Porsche 911 fighter that signifies the Dutch brand's revival, debuted on Tuesday at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

Spyker is aiming for affordability with the B6 Venator, saying that it will have "a more accessible price point of approximately $125,000 to $150,000" when it goes on sale.

The Spyker B6 Venator will begin production in early 2014 for key markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, followed by the U.S. in the fall of 2014.

"Our dealer body and prospective clients have been asking us to make a more affordable car for everyday use," said Victor R. Muller, Spyker CEO, in a statement. "The Spyker B6 Venator Concept is that car."

Spyker said the car marks the beginning of a new era for the brand, one that "will include a significant increase in production."

Venator is Latin for "Hunter." The company said it is a reference to Spyker's Hunter fighter aircraft from the early 20th century. The concept employs several aircraft cues. They include a glass aircraft-style canopy, 3D LED rear lights styled after the burners of a jet engine and a dashboard that lights up as part of the "pre-flight check."

Few specifications were made available, but Spyker says the rear-wheel-drive B6 Venator gets a transverse-mounted V6 engine that delivers 375+ horsepower. It is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The B6 Venator gets a carbon-fiber body and an all-aluminum chassis. It rides on a 98.4-inch wheelbase and has a curb weight of 3,086 pounds.

Edmunds says: Spyker's CEO said "there is no denying that Spyker went through a very rough period in recent years." Will the B6 Venator be enough to get it on the right track?

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