Spyker B6 Venator concept carEnlarge Photo
With its failed attempt to revitalize Saab now well behind it, Spyker is returning to its roots of building beautifully detailed performance machines.
The stunning B6 Venator is proof that Spyker hasn’t lost any of its talents and bodes well for the firm’s future models.
So what will those future models entail?
As previously confirmed, Spyker is planning to launch a new high-performance crossover that it's developing with its Chinese partner Youngman. The vehicle will be based on Spyker’s D12 Peking-to-Paris concept car from 2006 (pictured below) and is expected to retail for more than $200,000.
That may seem expensive for a crossover, but Spyker promises it will be one of the fastest and most luxurious crossovers money can buy. The last we heard, Spyker plans to use its own aluminum spaceframe chassis for the new crossover.
We won’t have to wait too long to find out for certain, as Edmunds is reporting that Spyker will show off a new crossover concept next year that will better reflect the production model due around 2016. The new concept will be derived from the previous D12 Peking-to-Paris but will be less extravagantly finished.
Spyker’s immediate future will see the company focus on these two new models, plus the existing C8 Aileron supercar, which Cars UK tells us could be upgraded to deliver a lot more power than its current 400-horsepower rating.
Should these prove successful, Spyker and its Chinese partner Youngman will start building a new range of luxury sedans based on the Phoenix platform developed by Saab and which Spyker still has access to though its dealings with Youngman.
2006 Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris conceptEnlarge Photo