With Spyker’s planned re-emergence well under way, the company’s CEO Victor Muller has confirmed the niche sports car manufacturer is teaming up with Lotus.
More specifically, new Spyker models are set to utilise Lotus engines in the future. To kick off this new partnership, the upcoming Spyker B6 Venator is pinned to receive the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine powering the Lotus Exige S. This engine of course uses a block sourced first from Toyota.
Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Venator
In Lotus Exige S tune, this small powerplant delivers an impressive 345hp and 400Nm of torque and it could receive some minor upgrades for the Spyker B6 Venator. Previous reports predicted the Venator would deliver around 375hp. No matter of the horsepower output of the Venator, on looks alone it promises to be a very good sports car.
Production of the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder should get underway in November, 2014 for a price of around $150,000. By comparison, Spyker hopes to put the coupe version of the B6 Venator into production for $140,000. Either way, it’ll be significantly cheap than Spykers of the past and will hopefully help the company stay afloat better this time.
As with all Spyker projects, the devil is in the detail. The design is typical of the Dutch brand. It gets a 2-door mid-engine setup with plenty of aviation influence. The grille features the typical Spyker circular opening and the fairings feature the axiom “Nulla tenaci invia est via” – which translates to “For the tenacious no road is impassable”.