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

 Spyker B6 Venator to use a Lotus-built engine - report
Spyker B6 Venator concept 1200 [5th Mar, 2013]

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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Comments (7)

 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?
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October 15, 2013 2:05 am
 NTex80 NTex80
And by Lotus-built, we mean Toyota-built, right?
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October 14, 2013 8:44 pm
 sensei sensei
Has Spyker always had an internal policy of only making ugly cars?
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October 14, 2013 8:24 pm
 Anthony_Hughes Anthony_Hughes
Lotus built engine, nice trailer queen then.
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October 14, 2013 5:46 pm