Designed by Spyker CEO, Victor R. Muller, the Spyker B6 Venator Concept marks the return of the Dutch sports car maker after its acquisition by China’s Youngman last year.
The B6 Venator adopts the usual Spyker DNA elements with its aviation-inspired detailing and its name, ‘Venator’, which in Latin means “Hunter” – a nod back to Spyker’s “Hunter” fighter aircraft of the early 20th century.
As you’d expect from Spyker the B6 Venator features some beautiful detailing on a par with Pagani’s $1.3 million Hyuara, yet the Venator will be available at a far more affordable price of between $125,000 and $150,000.
At its heart is a transverse mounted V6 engine, delivering approximately 375bhp which powers the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Built on an aluminium platform with carbon-fibre bodywork, the B6 Venator sits on a 2,500 mm wheelbase and weighs less than 1400 kg – around the same as a Porsche 911. It’s a little more compact than a 911, spanning 4,347 mm length compared to 4,491 mm for the Porsche.
Details include such niceties as a red cover on the ignition switch – said to evoke the spirit of starting an aeroplane, and a dashboard which lights up as part of the ‘pre-flight check.
Spyker will begin production of the B6 Venator Concept in early 2014, shipping to its key markets of Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, before reaching the US in autumn 2014.