“There’s no doubt that our company had a very difficult period that lasted for the last couple of years. But today we can proudly say that the company’s motto from 1914 that says “for the tenacious no road is impassable” is absolutely true.” – These were the words Viktor Muller, the CEO of the Spyker N.V. said when presenting the new Spyker B6 Venator coupe at the Geneva auto show. He also stated that presenting this exclusive car to the public he shares the company’s new future. The less expensive (the new model’s price varies between $125.000 and $150.000) but still pretty phenomenal car (it is assembled manually) will start the new era for the Spyker N.V.
The aspiration for a bright and happy future doesn’t prevent the model from paying its respect to the past, especially the aviation past. The name itself means “hunter” in Latin and resembles a connection to the 1920 Spyker’s army plane. Another historical feature of the Venator is presented with the radiation grille that was taken from the Spyker 60HP vehicle that was being produced in 1903.
Despite the fact that Spyker B6 Venator debuted at the Geneva show as a concept car, it is obvious that the serial production of this coupe will start in the beginning of 2014. The model will be available in Europe, India, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. Oh, and it will have the same look the concept car has today.
The Geneva premiere of the car may be considered the official announcement of the brand’s revival. And there are at least two reasons for Spyker N.V. to become the company it once was; the first one is the current model and the second one is the available funds.
But enough about the company, let’s go back to the Venator. It is equipped with the V6 engine with 375 hp of capacity and six-speed manual transmission. The exterior design is so incredibly awesome you can think there’s a tiny plane in front of you, the Venator has some unusual rear flashlights and the glass elements make it similar to the pilot’s cabin. And the interior design is pretty phenomenal too, to find out why you need to see the pictures.