Spyker Bounces Back With The New B6 Venator Concept And An Old Saab Platform

The last couple years have been a bit rough for Spyker, the Dutch supercar manufacturer that tried but failed to rescue Saab and lost a ton of money in the process. Now Spyker says they spent 2012 restructuring its debt and improving its finances, and they're poised to make a "resurgence" with a news sportscar concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

According to the Wall Street Journal, that car will be dubbed the B6 Venator, which is Latin for "hunter." It is expected to have a 375-horsepower mid-engine V6 with an aluminum chassis and carbon fiber body, keeping weight under 3,080 pounds.


Spyker chief Victor Muller told the WSJ that the Venator will be about the size of a Porsche Boxster, and will cost somewhere between $160,000 and $200,000. Of course, it's expected to have an aircraft-inspired design, just like Spyker's existing C8.

That's not the only big news in the WSJ's report. The newspaper also says Spyker is working with Chinese partner Youngman to build a "premium vehicle" based on Saab's stillborn Phoenix platform, which would have given birth to the next 9-3.

Hear that, Swedish car fans? You may have a shot at owning one last Saab. Kind of, anyway.

Photo credit Spyker

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