V ictor Muller has not had a lucky hand with his car projects in the recent past . With his sports car company Spyker, the commercial success did not last. Muller also suffered shipwreck with the Saab takeover and the planned rescue of the Swedish car manufacturer. At the Geneva Motor Show, the Dutchman is starting a new sports car launch with the Spyker B6 Venator.
The Spyker B6 Venator comes with an aluminum chassis, a transversely installed six-cylinder engine with a mid-engine design, a dual clutch transmission and a body Carbon fiber laminate. The Spyker B6 Venator has a length of 4.35 meters, a width of 1.88 meters and has a wheelbase of 2.50 meters. Thanks to the lightweight construction concept, the Spyker B6 Venator should weigh only 1,400 kilograms. In terms of driving dynamics, on the other hand, Spyker uses a V6 petrol engine with over 375 hp that only drives the rear wheels.
Does the entire vehicle concept sound familiar? So do us, as it bears a striking resemblance, also optically, to the recently discontinued German sports car project Artega GT. There, however, the VR6 engine from the VW group only made 300 hp. However, Spyker did not want to confirm our assumption.
Regardless of this, the Spyker B6 Venator should go into small series production at the beginning of 2014. Initially, the markets in Europe, Asia and India are to be served. Then the US market should follow.