ZEEWOLDE, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- This month, Spyker N.V. ("Spyker") unveiled its new B6 VENATOR CONCEPT at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show to worldwide acclaim. The overwhelmingly positive response was captured in media headlines, such as: "Spyker's B6 Venator Designed to Take Off," "Is This the Coolest Car Interior Ever?" and "Spyker's Back in the Hunt." Today, the automaker confirms that the SPYKER B6 VENATOR -- Latin for "hunter" -- will become a reality, kicking off the brand's global resurgence.
The SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT is a 2-door compact sports car that will offer discerning drivers a unique alternative in the High Luxury Sports sector -- one that delivers a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and exclusivity. Aside from Spyker's GT endurance racers, the B6 VENATOR is the first Spyker to feature an all carbon fibre body atop a lightweight aluminium chassis. The B6 VENATOR CONCEPT will be powered by a V6 mid-engine boasting at least 375 bhp. Production will begin in the first half of 2014, with initial distribution rolling out first in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India -- and then to the US in the second half of 2014.
"The response at Geneva was beyond our expectations, so there is no doubt that we will be producing the SPYKER B6 VENATOR," said Victor R. Muller, founder and Chief Executive Officer. "It is still too early to confirm production specifications. However, I can say that the final design will be very close to the SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT. It will be immediately identifiable as a Spyker."
Highly detailed design, bespoke materials and aviation-inspired elements are signature to the Spyker DNA. Priced around $150,000 in the US, the B6 VENATOR will allow more access to the exclusive Spyker experience. With the SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT, the company once again proves its Latin axiom: "Nulla tenaci invia est via" -- "For the tenacious no road is impassable."
"We are greatly encouraged by the response to the B6 VENATOR CONCEPT," said Chief Commercial Officer John Walton. "We look forward to bringing this superb vehicle to market as soon as possible, as we continue to do what we do best at Spyker -- build incredible cars."
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