(The Spyker B6 Venator was a hit at the Geneva Motor Show, but it additionally sparked a lot of questions. The capital one was “what is it based on?” George Achorn from Fourtitude break it all bottomward below. – T.O.)
Ladies and gentlemen, I can appropriately advertise that Spyker is back! We will accept added on that later…
Adding all-embracing artifice to the Geneva Motor Appearance this year was Dutch sportscar architect Spyker. The little marque that could has survived affected yet bootless efforts to acquirement an F1 aggregation and again after a ailing Swedish maker of aggressive aberrant automobiles accepted as Saab. Anniversary of those strategies accepted arid so the focus has now confused aback to the assembly of richly-appointed alien sportscars.
We’ve continued been admirers of Spyker’s aberrant C8 models with their mid-mounted Audi V8s and to-die-for autogenous actual quality. Consider our absorption affronted again back the Spyker aggregation showed off a new car dubbed the “B6 concept”.
The affliction kept abstruse at Geneva was that this car isn’t advised to be a concept. Spyker hopes to add this abate alms to advice body out a band of sportscars and they’ll acceptable cull that off because they’ll use a above-mentioned belvedere that comes from a antecedent they wouldn’t name and appropriately a abundant bigger kept abstruse – at atomic until Autoblog.NL and Autoblog started hypothesizing. Added on that later.
While in Geneva, we chock-full by the Spyker bend to analysis on the car’s advised powerplant. Given the attendance of an Audi 4.2 FSI in the C8, we were acquisitive to apprehend the Audi-sourced mills would continue. Spyker reps wouldn’t admit any information, but the columnist absolution suggests a beyond army V6 application an automated transmission.
Company CEO and self-described B6 artist Victor Muller batten a bit added advisedly to CoolHunting.com in an account at the show. In that he appear some of the anticipation action and the accepted cachet of their position on engines for the car. In the allotment he stated, “We accept a cardinal of engines we can accept from, but whatever agent we choose, acceptance is activity to be almost accessible because they’re already US certified. We’re alone adorable at engines that are 50-state engines… So that’s a attached factor, but auspiciously there are affluence of choices.”
Of advance activity with engines that are already certified would save Spyker a cogent bulk of cash. That abundant seems accessible and Spyker’s contempo bootless investments would absolutely accomplish such accumulation adorable if not acute in hatching a new model. So too ability accumulation on a anatomy and that’s area things get interesting.
Behind the scenes, there are two acceptable scenarios from which to draw a cessation on the car’s anatomy – one British and one German. Both the Autoblog.nl and Autoblog.com letters allude to at atomic one of these.
The British scenario, and one we’ve additionally heard aboriginal duke from addition added bottomward the alternation in the Spyker organization, suggests the car is a reworked Lotus Evora. We’re not 100% on the believability of this story, but the source’s affiliation with Spyker absolutely makes it account mentioning. The Evora is of a agnate admeasurement and configuration, with beyond army 3.5-liter Toyota V6 engine. Ailing Lotus ability absolutely acknowledge the business from Spyker and has a clue almanac of bearing such cartage for Opel, Tesla and Melkus, so it seems reasonable. That the Evora is additionally homologated for U.S. auction would additionally advice it. Alike still, we’re absorbed to pay austere absorption to the additional German DNA theory.
When we aboriginal approached the B6 Abstraction we were initially addled by its affinity in admeasurement to the Artega GT. The Spyker appeared to allotment the aforementioned admeasurement as the Artega – a now broke German specialty marque that acclimated the aforementioned Audi 3.6-liter V6 (VR6) architecture as apparent in the Q7 but army beyond with a DSG (S tronic) transmission, technically “automatic” depending on who’s autograph the columnist release.
When aftermost we’d larboard Artega, it was ailing and its assets were actuality acquired by apparatus architect Paragon who had additionally been a supplier to the aggregation and namely of an absorbing infotainment abstraction adapted accepted in the car and acclaimed by Artega.
We did a little digging that led us to a cilia on the Spyker enthusiast appointment SpykerOwner.com and a accurate user alive on that armpit by the name of ‘AirHH’. That user anon ashore out to us because he articulate absolutely abreast about the Artega. Given some of the quotes in added belief we’ve apparent on this subject, we doubtable it is the posts by AirHH that accomplish up the “sources” for some of those stories.
One of the aboriginal posts by AirHH in the cilia says:
“The new B6 is definitly based on the accomplished Artega GT.
Geometry, proportions, mirrors, diffusor, rear-geometry point already in that direction.
But back you attending at the interior:– abutting aperture panels are identical including the door-opener– instruments for the array apparatus including the blooming blush are identical with Artega GT.– Air Outlet beneath the windscreen is identical– position of the handbrake and opener for the advanced baggage alcove are in the aforementioned position– appearance of the accomplished dashboard is the same
So it seems they took the Artega GT, put a new appearance and a heavily adapted autogenous on it.
But I’m absorbed in the changes to the engine. The
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