Spyker B6 Venator to use a Lotus-built engine - report

Spyker B6 Venator concept 1200
Spyker B6 Venator concept 1200

Could have 345 bhp (257 kW)

According to a recent report, Spyker CEO Victor Muller has sent out a letter to potential customers that confirms the company is partnering with Lotus.

Details are limited but Autoweek.nl is reporting the B6 Venator will use a Lotus-built engine that made from a Toyota-sourced block. Nothing is official but the website says the car will likely use the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 that resides in the Exige S. If this pans out, we can expect it to produce at least 345 bhp (257 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.

The letter also indicated that Spyker will team up with Chronoswiss to offer a Venator launch edition to the first 100 customers. It will reportedly feature a turned aluminum dash with a Chronoswiss clock and come with a matching Chronoswiss watch that is engraved with the car's production number.

The company is reportedly accepting pre-orders for a €20,000 ($27,170 / £16,980) deposit and B6 Venator coupe production is slated to begin in November of 2014.

Source: Autoweek.nl

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F458 F458
How embarrassing can this be? You're a sport car company and you can't built your own engine and yet you sourced it from Toyota with a premium price tag. What is so exclusive about buying a Spyker again?
Oct 15th, 2013 9:05am
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HelmydeMeester HelmydeMeester
Your post is what's embarrassing if you can't figure out by yourself what it takes to develop and build an engine for a sportscar.
Oct 15th, 2013 9:29am
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F458 F458
It may take the company into bankruptcy if they try to develop an engine in-house on their own. Sourcing from other manufacture seems to be reliable route as it save you a lot of R&D works and more importantly money. I am sure enough I will never figure out what it takes or how much it cost to build an engine for a sport car...Does anyone know? But if you start a business selling exclusivity with generic brand attached, it could hint your product lacks the talent, skill, and the know- how approach to being excellent. If you're a consumer of Spyker, is this how to be recognized?
Oct 15th, 2013 8:14pm
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If it is the lump from the Exige S I don't see why it is a problem. Also, if you knew anything about Spyker you'd be aware that they used to source the engines/running gear for all their previous cars from Audi.
Oct 15th, 2013 2:12pm
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NTex80 NTex80
And by Lotus-built, we mean Toyota-built, right?
Oct 15th, 2013 3:44am
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sensei sensei
Has Spyker always had an internal policy of only making ugly cars?
Oct 15th, 2013 3:24am
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Anthony_Hughes Anthony_Hughes
Lotus built engine, nice trailer queen then.
Oct 15th, 2013 12:46am
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