When Spyker showed its B6 Venator concept
at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, it was easy to write off the shapely coupe as just another design exercise from a company struggling to find its niche (and even stay afloat in a changing market).
The response to the B6 Venator, however, was overwhelmingly positive, leading the luxury sports car brand to announce its production. Per a Spyker press release, the B6 Venator coupe will “kick off the brand’s global resurgence.”
Designed to compete in what Spyker is calling the “high luxury sports sector,” the B6 Venator features a carbon fiber body mounted on an aluminum chassis and powered by a V-6 engine mounted amidships. Though details will be forthcoming, Spyker promises the engine will be good for “at least” 375 horsepower.
Production is set to begin in the first half of next year, with initial deliveries planned for the European, Middle Eastern, Asian Pacific and Indian markets. If all goes according to plan, U.S. deliveries will begin before the end of 2014, at an estimated selling price of $150,000.
As we’ve previously reported, Spyker is also said to be working on an uber-crossover, based on its 2006 D12 Peking-to-Paris concept. Word is the crossover concept, being developed with Chinese partner Youngman, will debut sometime in 2014
, with production beginning in 2016.
Could these two models signal a resurgence for the brand? It certainly seems as if Spyker
is living up to its Latin motto of “Nulla tenaci invia est via." For the tenacious, perhaps no road is impassable after all.