Spyker Cars will present an electric model at the Geneva Motor Show

Most carmakers have a Jesus Christ syndrome. While a few that die remain dead, most find their way into resurrection. This is what has happened to Spyker. The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf informs that Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker, will take a new electric model to be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It will apparently be based on the B6 Venator Concept, also presented at a Geneva Motor Show edition, back in 2013, considering the image De Telegraaf has used in its article, of an orange Venator, which is nowhere in Spyker’s website. Or it may also be something completely new. But we would not bet on that, considering the ailing financial health of Spyker.

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The Venator is a 4.35 m long, 1.89 m wide coupé with a 2.50 m wheelbase that has a rear-mid mounted engine, rear wheel drive and all aluminum structure. Its body is built of carbon fiber and the car weights around 1,400 kg. At the time it was presented, its production was expected to begin in 2014, but the company went bankrupt in December that year. Bankrupcy was eventually reverted with the help of an investor. And has not introduced any new models ever since.

Spyker is currently working with the American company Volta Volare in the development of electric cars and airplanes. The model we will see in Geneva will be the first public demonstration of that work.

Source: De Telegraaf

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.