Nearly lost in the ongoing soap opera that was the Saab deathbed saga is that former CEO Victor Muller's other carmaking operation, Spyker, nearly got flushed down the drain with the Trollhättan patient. But a lot of work has been going on under the hood to resurrect the boutique high-end sportscar manufacturer as of late, and there may yet be light at the end of the tunnel. According to a brief news announcement this morning, Spyker plans to show a new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show, an expo it hasn't attended in two years.

We're not yet sure what the car will look like beyond the outline above, but we're guessing a cash-strapped company like Spyker can't really afford to build a pure concept car without some underlying production intent (it doesn't have a history of doing so, anyway). Thus, it's possible the B6 Concept, as the vehicle is known, could be the company's rumored Porsche 911 fighter, or it might be something else based on Saab's Phoenix platform, which the company still seems to have some level of rights to. There's an outside chance it could be the long-promised production version of the D8 Peking to Paris utility vehicle, but the teaser outline doesn't look right. If the whispers of a Porsche rival are correct, look for a car that's smaller than the C8 Aileron with a lower price tag aimed at helping nurse the company back to health through higher sales volumes.
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The Global Resurgence of Spyker


Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker NV is delighted to share with you news of the brand's global resurgence! The Spyker B6 concept car will make its debut on 5 March at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. Stay tuned for more details.

Media are invited to witness the resurgence of Spyker Cars and to meet the executive team at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. Press conference is 5 March at 13:15, booth 2040.


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      Phaeton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lightning McQueen?
      kuntknife
      • 1 Year Ago
      Vowing to be at a motorshow is like vowing to propose to someone; it appears to be a step towards something promising and real, but nothing is actually stopping you from just throwing it all away.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      It feels like there's always a new Porsche 911 fighter coming along and none of them ever live up to the actual 911, one thing being the engine of the 911 is in the rear! If a manufacturer wants to make a real 911 fighter, put the engine in the rear. And, if anything, they should be attacking the Boxster/Cayman, that's the real flagship of Porsche.
        johnnythemoney
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CadiVetteFerrari
        Flagship? Unfortunately, Cayenne, and then Panamera, come to mind. Spyker cars have a mid mounted engine though, if that pleases you.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnnythemoney
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      Matthew Dawson
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's the 911 fighter, though I think when companies say that they don't usually mean they'll beat the 911. They just mean "911 competitor" as in, it'll be around the same price range and be a similar sort of vehicle. The "B6" name pretty much tells you what it is; a smaller car than the C8 and it'll have a 6-cylinder instead of a V8. I'm guessing the engine will be the 3.0 Liter Audi V6, as the C8 uses Audi's 4.2 V8. It'll probably have a power bump over the normal one, and they might also turbocharge it. I'd expect it to cost around 100k, and to have looks similar to the Aileron.
      Massimo Pinna
      • 1 Year Ago
      8 Spyker cars that haven't gone into production (yet) http://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/top-8-spykers-die-nog-niet-in-productie-zijn-gegaan-57110
      fserrano85
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL IT IS!!!!!
      vegasstyleguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've got a hard on for Spyker ever since I saw a test on Top Gear. Def in my top ten dream cars list.