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.
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