How does Spyker revive its fortunes? By unveiling a car that resembles a jet fighter.
No one’s ever complained about Spyker not being as visible as the other supercar makers – and Spyker itself doesn’t seem to have a problem with that. It does however, need to pull itself out of the rut that followed the Saab saga, and to that end, it has revealed its latest weapon, the B6 Venator.
They call it a concept, but as you can see, it’s almost production-ready. And it has a name to match the car’s exuberant exterior. The B6 Venator – wouldn’t sound out of place on a jet fighter.
And it’s not just the name that connects to the aviation industry – styling cues like the “Turbofan” wheels and those afterburner-ish tail-lamps remind you of the company’s high flying past.
Having said that, the engine is nowhere near jet-like – it is a humble V6 producing 375bhp – but with a Spyker, it never is about power. The devil still resides in the details, which is this case, happen to be a complete carbon fibre bodyshell, an all-aluminium chassis and a kerb weight of less than 1500kg.
Want to pilot one? Wait until 2014, because that’s when deliveries begin.