Teaser for Spyker B6 sports car conceptEnlarge Photo
Spyker B6: Spyker, the Dutch sports car manufacturer that once owned Saab, will showcase a concept of a new sports car the company is planning. Called the B6, the new sports car will complement the company’s existing C8 Aileron and challenge the likes of the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type and Audi R8.
Apart from a single teaser image, no details about the B6 have been released, though the car is expected to feature a six-cylinder powerplant and retro styling.
CEO of Spyker Victor Muller has previously stated that his company is now ready to start building cars itself (Spyker was previously outsourcing production to British Coachbuilder CPP), so the new B6 could be the first car actually built by Spyker since the company was revived by Muller back in 1999.
Let’s hope things work out for the company and its embattled CEO this time around.
The new concept will feature the automaker’s latest V-12 engine and if built would rival the likes of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Aston Martin Vanquish. The engine, which displaces 6.5 liters, produces 691 horsepower in the Aventador LP 700-4 and could certainly be tuned to deliver more.
Lamborghini has stated in the past that it only develops concepts for vehicles it has the intention of building, though final approval always comes down to its parent company. As we’ve seen from the recent Estoque and Urus concepts, that approval doesn’t always come straight away.
Toyota FT-86 Open ConceptEnlarge Photo
Sbarro Réact E.V. Concept: Few people will have heard of Swiss sports car manufacturer Sbarro, and we bet even fewer will have heard of the company’s industrial design school, Espera Sbarro. In Geneva this week, students from the school will present the Réact E.V. concept car, where E.V. stands for Ecologic Vehicle rather than being shorthand for electric vehicle.
Bertone Jet 2+2 shooting brake concept based on the 2014 Aston Martin RapideEnlarge Photo
Citroën C3 Hybrid Air Concept: From the same company that brought us the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid, comes a new concept that does away with the electric component of hybrid cars and replaces it with compressed air instead. Like a conventional hybrid vehicle, the new Hybrid Air concept uses a gasoline engine for cruising on the highway, but for driving at low speeds it uses an air-powered hydraulic motor. For high-load situations, a combination of the two power sources can be dialed up. According to its designers, a small city car like the one previewed by the concept could average a fuel economy of about 117 mpg.
Teaser for Mitsubishi GR-HEV conceptEnlarge Photo
Pininfarina Sergio Concept: Italian design house Pininfarina will unveil a new concept car honoring its late patriarch Sergio Pininfarina, who passed away in July of last year. It’s still too early to gauge any details, apart from the concept’s sultry hue pictured in a teaser image released by the design firm. However, we know that it will be called the Sergio and that it has been designed with exclusivity, innovation and passion in mind.
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