Spyker B6 Venator Will Come With a Six-Speed Manual, $135K Price Tag

Last year, Spyker threw its name into the hat of high-performance sports coupes, à la Jaguar F-Type and Alfa Romeo 4C. Of course, the B6 Venator concept had the looks, and allegedly the performance — but many couldn’t picture the often-struggling Dutch auto marque producing a world-class competitor. But naysayers best take note– the B6 Venator is coming, and soon. In an exclusive interview with Bold Ride, Spyker Chief Commercial Officer, John Walton, confirmed that the B6 Venator will begin production the beginning of 2015: PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Spyker B6 Venator
Spyker B6 Venator Will Come With a Six-Speed Manual, $135K Price Tag
"The plan was to start production at the back end of this year [2014], but it will now be in early of 2015,” Walton says. Walton also went on to confirm the starting price of “$135,000 for the coupe, and probably a premium of $10,000 more for the convertible version.” At $135K, the B6 Venator does have a slightly more premium price tag over similarly competitive cars like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type, but Walton promises that the Venator doesn’t skimp on luxury: PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Spyker B6 Venator Concept
Spyker B6 Venator Will Come With a Six-Speed Manual, $135K Price Tag
"In terms of the in-car entertainment system- the satellite navigation, we’re currently working to come up with quite a special program, all encompassing. In Spyker tradition we haven’t really offered something of that nature.” “I think it’s important these days that customers have that...integrated phone, touchscreen, satellite navigation, etc., etc…so all of these things will be new to Spyker.” The B6 Venator will even come in either a two-seat coupe, or 2 +2 layout (as you can see in the official sketch below).
Spyker B6 Venator Will Come With a Six-Speed Manual, $135K Price Tag
PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept With performance on the mind of enthusiasts, Spyker was still mum on any official engine details regarding the production Venator. But Walton did say that the Venator will come with a “six-speed manual, and then you will have an option for an automatic version. We feel it’s very much in keeping with our DNA that real drivers who like the six on the floor still get that option.” We should see more of the B6 Venator in the production flesh before it begins its production in 2015

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