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Spyker Prepping Launch of New B6 Venator

Still searching for production site.

by on Aug.22, 2013

Spyker CEO Victor Muller introduced the company's new convertible at Pebble Beach this year.

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.

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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…)

First Look: 2010 Spyker Aileron Spyder

There’s more to Holland than tulips and wooden shoes.

by on Aug.17, 2009

With the addition of the new Aileron Spyder, the Dutch supercar maker, Spyker, hopes to gain real traction in the market.

With the addition of the new Aileron Spyder, the Dutch supercar maker, Spyker, hopes to gain real traction in the market.

Among the nations likely to turn out a new supercar, one has to admit The Netherlands isn’t at the top of the list.  Mention Holland and you’re more likely to think of tulips, wooden shoes, a little Dutch boy or maybe the hash houses of Amsterdam.  But if Victor Muller has his way, you’re going to have to revise your thinking.

Muller’s small development team has already delivered some surprises since his start-up automaker was launched, nearly a decade ago.  The original Spyker Spyder was a high-priced, super sports car with the manners of a go-kart and the performance of a muscle car.

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With the launch of the more sophisticated Aileron Coupe, Spyker aimed to firmly establish itself as a serious alternative to the likes of Ferrari and other, better-established supercar manufacturers.  Now comes the Spyder, a $235,000 open-top version of the two-seater.

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