Dream Cars: Spyker B6 Venator
Spyker is probably the oldest car manufacturer in the history of automobiles. Founded in 1880 by Dutch coach builders Jacobus and Hendrik Jan Spijker it is known for their high performance luxury sports cars. The dream cars produced by Spyker are artistically designed and are a rare combination of futuristic design taking cues from classic design and high-tech engineering. The latest on offer from Spyker is the B6 Venator. Venator stands for “Hunter” in Latin and truly this dream car has all the qualities of a predator in it and fits aptly in the company’s Latin axiom of “Nulla tenaci invia est via” meaning “For the tenacious no road is impassable”.
The design of B6 Venator is truly stunning and highly detailed. The smooth flowing lines add an old world charm to it and lend an elegant and gracious touch to it which is missing in today’s dream cars. The most prominent feature is the classic trademark radiator grille with 1903 Spyker logo. Other prominent feature is the aerodynamically shaped glass canopy that extends to the rear providing incredible visibility along with minimizing drag and improving performance. The aerodynamically sculpted air intake looks mesmerizing and lends an elegant touch to the overall design along with feeding air to the engine. The headlights along with day light running LED lend the car an aggressive and muscular look. The design is detailed and high-grade aviation-inspired elements have been used in construction of this exotic beauty. The rear features brake lights with stunning 3D LED effect similar to the exhaust nozzle of a jet engine sculpted into the rear panel design. It features 19” Turbofan wheels with mirror polish finish lending an elegant and sporty look to the car.
Spyker B6 Venator has one of the best interiors among super cars. The attention to details is amazing and the interior is crafted using finest of materials like leather and aluminum. The interior space resembles an airplane cockpit and provides an incredible cabin experience that’s truly amazing. Some prominent interior features include the red cover on ignition switch similar to that in an airplane along with the unique engine start/stop button. The gear shift mechanism is unique, handcrafted and exposed clearly inspired by Spyker’s early aviation heritage. The sport seats are covered in premium leather that are sourced from Litano range provided by Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries lending a rich and soft feel to it. Other premium options include diamond stitched quilted finish and Alcantra inserts along with host of other personalized design proposals. The detailing of the switches, center fascia and dashboard is exquisite and lends an old world charm translating to an unmatched luxury and driving experience.
The heart of this captivating dream car is the transverse mounted V6 engine capable of producing more than 375 HP. The engine is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. Since the car is in concept stage and will be available to retail customers only in 2014 not much is known about other specific engine details. But rest assured it won’t let you down on the performance front.
Spyker B6 Venator is an excellent option for people looking for a high performance super car with classic design cues. It is sure to captivate car enthusiasts with its elegant and graceful design coupled with incredible performance. This car is priced at $ 150,000 making it one of the most expensive cars on offer in its segment but it’s worth the money spent, offering a modern yet classy design along with decent performance making it a must have dream car in the garage among the majestic Bentley’s and Maybach’s.