2013 Spyker B6 Venator review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 , 02:03:55 byDan

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Spyker B6 Venator

The Spyker B6 Venator Concept is a compact mid- engine sports car that will offer the driver in search of the highest standards a new choice, delivering a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and exclusivity. The concept has just been presented in Geneva.

Its name, Venator, comes from the same Latin word “venator”which means “hunter”. And this name takes us back to the beginning of the 20th century and recalls us of the amazing Spyker’s “Hunter” fighter aircraft. Maybe this is exactly why the model has an aircraft-inspired canopy with glass that extends rearwards to minimize drag. There's also afterburner-inspired LED taillights and 19-inch Turbofan-style alloy wheels.

There are a few impressive things with this Spyker B6 Venator. The interior design is one of them. The cabin is unusually open and airy, contradicting the basic characteristic of a sports car. The light and glass suggest the idea that the cabin is actually a cockpit. The leather is one of the finest in the world, produced by the Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde. The dashboard is pictured with a turned aluminum fascia, resembling the ones seen on Spykers of the 1920s. The soul of the car is a V6 engine that develops more than 375 HP (276 kW) and which is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. By the way, the aggressive 19" TurbofanTM wheels are shown in mirror polish finish.

The B6 Venator will enter production in early 2014 and will be available in Asia, Europe, India and the Middle East, followed by America in the autumn of 2014. It is supposed to cost somewhere between $125,000 to $150,000. The creation of the Spyker B6 Venator Concept marks the beginning of a new era for the brand, an era that will mean a significant increase in production.