As I already wrote a few Days ago, Spyker is back (for the third time now), yaaayy!
At the Geneva Motor Show the Dutch Company unveiled their new model, the B6 Venator. Ever since the second rebirth of the brand in 2000 I've been a huge fan of their Cars, especially the C8 Aileron (my "perfect one" would be in Royal Blue in combination with rotorblade wheels and red brake calipers & Air intake).
But then the Geneva Motor Show came and I fell in Love with the B6 Venator. This mixture of luxury with a modern vintage harsh appearance - incredible!
Some of you WILL think its horrible, but the 3D headlamps have taken my eyes, and my heart. Very outstanding is the huge grille plus the eye-catching headlamps. The whole Car is just a perfect masterpiece, isn't it?
The B6 Venator will go in production in early 2014 and hit the markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India right afterwards. In Autumn 2014 in the US as well.
Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s CEO said, “There is no denying that Spyker went through a very rough period in recent years. 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. 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. Spyker B6 Venator Concept represents our view of the future, the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our history.”
How do you like the B6 Venator? ;)
B6 Venator Facts:
Exterior highlights include:
The trademark radiator grille’s mesh is V-shaped, referencing Spyker models of the previous century. The 1903 Spyker logo harkens back to an era when Spyker built racers such as the amazing 60HP.
The aerodynamically shaped glass aircraft canopy extends rearwards to minimize drag, optimizing performance.
The 3D LED rear lights are akin to the iris-type after burners of a jet engine from a modern fighter aircraft.
The brake light has been sculpted into the rear panel design to ensure smooth, flowing design lines.
Elegantly aggressive 19” TurbofanTM wheels are shown in mirror polish finish.
Interior highlights include:
Interior surroundings crafted from the finest materials are unusually open and airy for a sports car, the light and glass akin to an aeroplane cockpit. The leather is sourced from the Litano range produced by the Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde. Hulshof uses only West European first choice bull hides and a special tanning process that produces the beautifully rich colour palette.
The red cover on the ignition switch evokes the spirit of starting an aeroplane, as does the dashboard that lights up as part of the ‘pre-flight check.’ The dashboard is shown with a turned aluminium fascia, similar to those seen on Spykers of the 1920s.
Pressing the engine start button brings to life a powerful V6 engine that delivers 375+ bhp.
The trademark exposed gear change mechanism was inspired by early aircraft controls from Spyker’s aviation heritage.
All carbon fibre
All aluminium platform
Engine mount position: rear-mid
Engine orientation: transverse mounted V6
Drivetrain type: RWD
Transmission: 6-spd automatic
Overall length: 4347 mm
Wheelbase: 2500 mm
Kerb weight: < 1400 kg