Spyker got its fair share of news coverage over the last few years, mostly due to the misfortune and drawn-out boardroom kabuki surrounding its stake in Saab. But the Dutch boutique automaker hopes to get some attention for more winsome reasons this time around with the unveiling of a smaller, more affordable model than its current line of C8 sports cars.
According to a report from Dutch media outlet Telegraaf.nl, Spyker CEO Victor Muller is planning a surprise for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in the form of lower-priced sports car targeted at the Porsche 911. Details on the car are scarce, and Muller isn’t saying much either, quoted by Telegraaf as saying “I say nothing other than it will surprise you. Come to our conference.”
The Spyker C8 Aileron sells for around $200,000, and is powered by an Audi V-8 engine. The base Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $85,250, and the top-of-the-line 911 Turbo S convertible more than doubles that figure at $173,050.
Production tooling for the new model has reportedly already been ordered, and is in the process of being installed at the Spyker plant in Zeewolde. Stay tuned for our coverage of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show for the reveal of the mysterious new Spyker.