As Spyker looks to rebuild its brand this year, the automaker is kicking off the revival with its B6 Venator Concept, a compact, two-door, mid-engine sports car.
Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the B6 Venator might not hold much weight against the likes of the LaFerrari and Veneno, but it’ll also be priced around the $125,000 to $150,000 range. The Venator is built on an all-aluminum chassis with a transverse-mounted V6 that will boast at least 375 hp according to the Dutch automaker. Its body is full carbon fiber, allowing it to weigh in at less than 3,086 pounds.
“There is no denying that Spyker went through a very rough period in recent years,” said Victor Muller, Spyker CEO in a statement. “However, today we prove the truth of our motto since 1914, ‘Nulla tenaci invia est via’ – ‘For the tenacious no road is impassable.’ Our dealer body and prospective clients have been asking us to make a more affordable car for everyday use.
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The B6 Venator was designed by Spyker’s CEO, Victor Muller, and pays homage to the brand’s past. The radiator’s mesh grille features trademark Spyker design, with its unique V-shape while the 1903 Spyker logo reflects back to the Spyker-built racers such as the 60HP. Other features on the exterior of the Spyker B6 Venator are 3D LED rear lights that resemble after burners from a jet engine, a brake light that has been sculpted into the rear panel for a smooth, flowing finish, and 19-inch TurbofanTM wheels in a mirror polish finish.
The Spyker B6 Venator will begin production in early 2014 and will be available in key markets throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, before heading to the U.S. in fall, 2014.
“The Spyker B6 Venator Concept is that car and more: it is the highlight of our hard work to create a viable future for our company. By offering an exquisite, hand-crafted, exclusive car at a more accessible price point of approximately $125,000 / $150,000, more of those discerning drivers who have aspired to own a Spyker will be able to achieve that dream,” Muller said. “Spyker B6 Venator Concept represents our view of the future, the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our history.”
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