The car you see above may in fact be the Spyker B6 Venator Concept that's headed for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next week. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which included this image, the car will use a mid-mounted 375-horsepower V6 engine and is about the size of the Porsche Boxster.

With a weight of just 3,080 pounds, though, those ponies are moving just 8.21 pounds apiece, which puts the B6 Venator in a dead power-to-weight heat with the 911 Carerra. That said, Spyker's Victor Muller tells WSJ that this will not be a "Porsche killer."

So, what underpins the new Spyker? WSJ points out that the car's specifications are very close to those of the Lotus Evora S, and we know that the British boutique automaker is happy to lend engineering support where it's necessary. We don't know for sure what the B6 Venator is based on, but Muller reportedly pegged his role in the process as "designer." In any case, we're sure the B6 will have all the aero-inspired detailing of past Spyker models. It will reportedly be priced between 125,000 and 150,000 euros, with production "in the hundreds."

WSJ also says we are to expect a P2P (Peking-to-Paris) super-sport-utility vehicle based on Saab's unused Phoenix architecture with financial backing from China's Youngman, as we've previously heard.


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      Mondrell
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"That said, Spyker\'s Victor Muller tells WSJ that this will not be a \'Porsche killer.\'\" A thought I\'m certain no one entertained since anyone more than casually familiar with Spyker knows that they lack the resources to really key their cars in on Porsche.
        Sorten Borten
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mondrell
        I agree. I don't think the engineers at Porsche are losing any sleep over the 'competition' from Spyker. At three times the price of the Boxster and twice the price of a base Carerra I'm not sure how it could even be seen as a competitor.
      Hi There Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Needs a bigger grille
      Farmboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it is, it looks tame, for a Spyker...which makes me a little sad on the inside. Hopefully the workings under the body are still fantastic.
      GN
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love it.
      Steven A. Sauer
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is definitely based on the Artega GT. Look at the door handle and the sidely mounted air intake.
      _M7_
      • 1 Year Ago
      JUST FKNG BEUTIFULL ....long time whitout seen a car whit nice lines :)
      lobsters900
      • 1 Year Ago
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      lobsters900
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.facebook.com/GlobalCarSpotting
      ShutoSteve
      • 1 Year Ago
      I didn't realize all the commenters here were either multimillionaires on the market for a new ride, or auto designers with much more experience than even Peter Schreyer.
        Alex
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        It is sad, so many people's brains are tuned to only one consumeristic wavelength: price. Or brand pricing perception. I guess not many can criticize fugly fat 7-series blimps. Or soft and outdated Ferrari California. What about Lamborghini Alar. Look it up. I don't think any of commenters here could afford it either. Expensive is beautiful by definition, right? Because a lot of money was pumped into the design that cannot be wrong? Or chicks are supposed to dig something rare and expensive no matter how it looks?
      lobsters900
      • 1 Year Ago
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      GFB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spyker has yet to design a good looking car. I can't explain why there is a market for his cars nor can I explain his success. I suppose the scent of exclusivity is stronger than the stench of ugly.
        Pdexter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GFB
        One word, interior. That interior is amazing and who cares about these cars speeds and how fast it goes around Nürburgring. You want your childhood car that gives you the right feeling when you drive it on road. It's more of a GT car like Aston Martin's. It's not a shouty car like Ferrari or Lambo. I think the interior, it being much more compact than example Aventador and the GT part has especially made it big in Europe. Personally love their cars. They got that craftsmanship on their cars.
          Mondrell
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Pdexter
          \"One word, interior. That interior is amazing and who cares about these cars speeds and how fast it goes around Nürburgring.\" On point. I\'m sure Victor Muller wouldn\'t mind baking thoroughbred dynamics into his cars if the opportunity was available, but one of his key USPs for Spyker according to an interview article from not too long ago was to provide superior craftsmanship than establishment players like Ferrari, Lamborghini, or even Aston. He thorough loathes the idea of plastic switchgear in a six-figure car, and is thus willing to sacrifice the \'at the limit\' dynamics most buyers will never utilize for unparalled accomodations one can\'t help but.
          GFB
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Pdexter
          Beauty and craftsmanship are not mutually exclusive. Finely crafted ugly is still ugly.
      AutoMonthly
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope not. Doesn't look that good.
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