In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spyker chief, Victor Muller, let some information on the hotly anticipated B6 Concept slip out. According to the report, the car’s full name is the B6 Venator, which means “hunter” in Latin, and it will not quite be the monstrous 911 killer that we all thought – it does have the potential to be, though.

The report indicates that under the hood, this B6 Venator will carry a mid-mounted V-6 engine with about 375 horsepower and the engine will mate to a six-speed automatic transmission. This near-400-pony engine will sit in a sleek-bodied car with a Lotus Evora S-like appearance that features a carbon-fiber body and an aluminum frame, allowing it to weigh in at a svelte 3,080 pounds. This will give it a stout weight-to-power ratio of 8.21 pounds per horsepower. This gives it a slight advantage over the 2013 911 Carrera, which comes in at 8.64 pounds per horsepower. That’s all well and good, but we all know that pounds per horsepower aren’t all that matters in this crazy automotive game.

Also according to the report, the B6 will come in at €125,000 to €150,000 (roughly $163,000 to $195,000 at the current exchange rates) and it will have a production limited to a few hundred models. Also released was the above image, which was not confirmed as the B6, but certainly looks like the description Muller gave the WSJ.

Keep in mind, that this is all a report from a non-automotive publication, so there could have been some misinterpretations. We’ll find out for sure at the Geneva show.


Source: Wall Street Journal

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  (548) posted on 04.14.2013

The Spyker B6 is no different from the luxurious cars that I have seen before. I just hope its potentials will reach the car enthusiasts’ expectations. 375 horsepower and the engine with a six-speed automatic transmission sound good to me.

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