Dutch car maker Spyker announced that a new Spyder version of the B6 Venator, yet to be launched itself, will be revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance. Apart from the obvious lack of a solid roof, the Spyder is expected to have the same specs as the hardtop model.
That means we can expect a compact, 2-door mid-engine sports car with a carbon fiber body and an aluminum chassis, boasting a transverse mounted V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic, powering the rear wheels.
Poised to be a rival for cars like the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type, and Maserati GranCabrio, the B6 Ventaor Spyder will pack around 370 horsepower. It is not a very lightweight car – the hardtop weighs 1,400 kg, so the Spyder should be a couple of stones heavier – but it does have a perfect mid-engine layout with spot on weight distribution. So it should handle well.
What sets the B6 apart, and justifies its estimated price of nearly $150,000, is the unique design, inside and out. The B6 Venator is set for launch in early 2014. You can expect the Spyder to follow in a few months after that.