Spyker B6 Venator Concept Debuting at Geneva

Spyker is pulling the wraps off its B6 Venator concept at the Geneva Motor Show, and The Wall Street Journal has a report that gives us an idea of what to expect. Though the Dutch automaker calls it a concept, the new Spyker is set to take on the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage, carrying a price tag of about $150,000.

Named for the Latin word for "hunter," the new Spyker B6 Venator couldn't be mistaken for anything but a Spyker. Up front, the B6 Venator sports new LED accents, Spyker's signature V-mesh grille, and "Spyker" written in a similar script that graced the company's 1903 60 HP race car.

The Venator pays tribute to Spyker's aircraft manufacturer heritage with an airplane-inspired interior. The aluminum and leather interior features the automaker's signature exposed gear change mechanism, as well as an engine start button hidden under a red cover.

Powering the B6 Venator will be a mid-mounted V-6 that's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 is said to make about 375 hp, though no other engine specs are available. Given Spyker's history of using Audi-sourced powertrains, we suspect the Venator is powered by Audi's 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, which makes 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque in the S5. Spyker wouldn't confirm whether the transmission was a traditional torque converter automatic or a dual-clutch transmission. Likewise, Spyker wouldn't speak on the possibility of a six-speed manual ever being offered in the Venator.

The Spyker B6 Venator features a carbon fiber body that sits on an aluminum chassis. Given the lightweight materials and small dimensions, the report says the B6 will weigh less than 3080 pounds – which, coincidentally, is Porsche’s claimed curb weight for a base-model 2013 911 with the PDK automatic transmission.

Flush with cash thanks to a partnership with Chinese automaker Youngman Lotus, the B6 Venator will likely join the D8 Peking-to-Paris SUV as one of two new Spykers set to debut in 2014.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Bill Flintrop
needs a V8 though.
Nagaraj LS
i like this bcos this car speed is 267 mils per hour and very attractive model so nice car
Marc Hamady
Nice car
Manish Kumar
Front side is gd modling
Dinesh Lancer-Evo
Another "BBW" in supercars history next to nissan GTR
Kyree S. Williams
I am not okay with that front-end...and the side profile looks too much like that of the Lotus Evora...
Andrew Sommers
Uhh, the C8's Audi V8 is mid-mounted. The C8 Aileron is an incredible car, but not that fast.
Jesda Ulati
Well if you don't want to read about Spykers, pick up a copy of Consumer Reports for the latest on the Camry.
Orin O'Neill
I didn't know Spyker was still in business. And really, does anyone who doesn't work for a car magazine care about stuff like this?
Arun Raj
semm to be a mixture of aston martin,maserati and ferrari...
Frankiko Ly
Wide mouth!
Jesda Ulati
It's so wacky that I'm in love
Satbir Kahlon
Jim Bur
Like the idea, hate the looks

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