Spyker has been through a lot lately and at one point I thought I would never see a new Spyker ever again. However, fate is weird and now Spyker has just introduced the B6 Venator Concept. Spyker wants this car to spearhead their resurgence as a creator of meticulously built automobiles “whose beauty is equaled by their unrivaled craftsmanship.”
Powering Spyker’s new baby is a transverse-mounted V6 engine that pumps out 375+ horsepower. Married to the V6 is a 6-speed automatic transmission which is controlled by one of the coolest gear changers ever. The exposed gear selector was inspired by early aircraft control from Spyker’s aviation heritage.
The Spyker B6 Venator Concept is meant to go toe-to-toe with the Porsche 911, and from the looks of it, it has a fighting chance. This 2-door mid-engine sports car is, in my honest opinion, the most attractive Spyker. It features the trademark V-shaped radiator grille mesh, an aerodynamic body with a glass canopy, trademark air intakes, and 19″ Turbofan wheels. All of these features combine to create one of the most stylish looking sports cars out there.
Inside the B6 Venator Concept is an interior that is a bit Pagani Huayra-esque. The first thing you will notice when inside this car is the optional aluminum center console, complete with aluminum buttons, knobs, bezels, and doo-dads. The most prominent button you will notice is the red ignition switch cover. Flip it, flip the switch, and take off. Leather for the seats has been sourced from the Litano range produced by the Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries; this is some swanky leather that you won’t find just anywhere.
One recurring theme throughout the Spyker B6 Venator Concept is the “jet fighter” theme: the rear lights are shaped to resemble a jet’s exhaust, there is a red ignition switch that is flipped to start the engine, a glass canopy covers the driver and passenger, an exposed gear selector, and the wheels themselves look like an intake fan on a jet. Its as if Spyker was trying to make my 8-year-old self-have a heart attack. I mean, a jet-inspired sports car? I’m pretty sure I had a few dreams about those.
Spyker plans on starting production on the B6 Venator in early 2014 and it will come with a $125,000 / $150,000 MSRP.