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Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Spotted During Monaco GP Weekend

The B6 Venator Spyder is Spyker's latest model, the only one of its kind in the world, built about a year ago and since then paraded across the world by its maker. The company has been hit by harder times recently and we think it's a shame, considering how unique their work is. But we guess it's not as interesting as the favorite footballer's tractor (SUV).
Spyker B8 Venator Spyder 1 photo
The B6 Spyder was filmed by supercar spotter Shmee150 on display in the harbor during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix weekend. It's unique for a number of reasons. Firstly, there's the cool external gear linkage that Spyker is known for. Secondly, it features quilted-leather in a natural tone, not only inside the cabin, but also on the rear deck lid. With chrome details similar to luxury yacht fittings and a propeller badge, the B8 feels right at hope in the harbor, among all the floating toys.

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder will be put into production in 2015 and sold in India, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region at first. US customers might also be allowed to buy one for around $150,000 and for that you'll get a supercharged V6 with 375 horsepower. Details have been kept secret, so we don't actually know if this is a Lotus engine or an Audi one.

In 2009, General Motors decided it was time to sell its Swedish subsidiary Saab. Many showed interest, but the end buyer came to be a relatively unknown and underfunded Dutch firm that made sportscars. Spyker's founder Victor Muller took up the job of CEO. However, he was unable to revitalize the Saab brand and was forced to admit defeat, selling after bankruptcy was declared to a Chinese company called NEVS.

The B6 is their first car made since and it's being slotted under their older B8 models. Let's hope that after selling SAAB to the Chinese, the Dutch company will be free to make even more unique vehicles.

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