Dutch supercar maker Spyker is “moving forward” with plans to launch the new B6 Venator and the Spyder convertible version it unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last weekend. But the upcoming introduction could run into one small hitch: Spyker has yet to decide where it will build the new model.
The Dutch company, which barely survived a disastrous attempt to resurrect Sweden’s Saab, is counting on the Venator to put it back on the map as a small but viable manufacturer of extreme machines. The Venator is expected to become the relatively high-volume model in the Spyker line-up, though it will continue producing the more expensive Aileron, as well.
But while development “has moved along very rapidly,” according to Spyker Chairman and CEO Victor Muller,” there are still a few snags. Most significantly, the little carmaker has to decide where to build the car. Contrary to numerous media reports, Muller said Spyker has not chosen the Finnish-based Valmet, a specially manufacturer perhaps best known for producing versions of the Porsche Boxster. (more…)