By Amos Kwon
on 3.6.13
Photo by Spyker Cars

Contrary to popular belief, Spyker Cars hasn’t taken one through the automotive heart. After the much-published Saab debacle, the Dutch car company has its sights set on the Porsche 911 (why not aim high?) with their B6 Venator Concept ($160,000-$200,000). For those who want performance but don’t want to blend in with the crowd, this might just be the mid-engined performer you’ve been looking for.

In typical Spyker style, the Venator (Latin for “hunter”) looks nothing like any other car (though tangential connections with the Lotus Evora may emerge). The Venator carries a shape similar to its older brother, the C8 Aileron, but with a bigger grille, a more dramatic character line along the body and the most unique taillights this side of a Pagani Huyara. The interior is even more impressive — with Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries leather throughout, turned aluminum fascia on the center console, milled dials and a gorgeous exposed mechanics gearshift, you wouldn’t be crazy to buy the Venator for its stunning cabin alone. The car should move, too; with its mid-engine, transversely mounted V6 providing 375+ hp to the rear wheels, we expect a 0-60 time of less than five seconds. This concept should easily see production, and we’re thrilled to see Spyker back on the exotic car radar again.