Spyker Unveils New B6 Venator Concept at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Signaling the Supercar Brand's Global

Spyker Unveils New B6 Venator Concept at the 83rd Geneva International Motor
Show, Signaling the Supercar Brand's Global Resurgence

Spyker N.V. ("Spyker") Today Revealed a New Exotic Compact, 2-Door, Mid-Engine
Sports Car at a Press Conference in Geneva

ZEEWOLDE, the Netherlands, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2013 marks the
global resurgence of Spyker as a creator of meticulously built automobiles
whose beauty is equaled by their unrivaled craftsmanship. The brand's revival
is heralded by the introduction of the SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT, a unique
alternative in the High Luxury Sports sector, at the 83rd Geneva International
Motor Show. The SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT is a compact, 2-door mid-engine
sports car that will offer the discerning driver of the highest standards a
new choice, delivering a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and
exclusivity.

Designed by Victor R. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Spyker N.V., the
SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT makes a defiantly contemporary statement whilst
paying homage to its past, making it instantly recognizable as a Spyker.
Highly detailed design, bespoke materials and aviation-inspired elements are a
core part of the Spyker DNA. With the announcement of the SPYKER B6 VENATOR
CONCEPT, the company once again proves its Latin axiom: "Nulla tenaci invia
est via" – "For the tenacious no road is impassable." The name "Venator" is
Latin as well, meaning "Hunter" – a nod back to Spyker's "Hunter" fighter
aircraft of the early 20th century.

Exterior highlights include:

  *The trademark radiator grille's mesh is V-shaped, referencing Spyker
    models of the previous century. The 1903 Spyker logo harkens back to an
    era when Spyker built racers such as the amazing 60HP. 
  *The new headlights, equipped with LED light rails, give the car an
    aggressive stance.
  *The aerodynamically shaped glass aircraft canopy extends rearwards to
    minimize drag, optimizing performance.
  *The 3D LED rear lights are akin to the iris-type after burners of a jet
    engine from a modern fighter aircraft.
  *The brake light has been sculpted into the rear panel design to ensure
    smooth, flowing design lines.
  *Elegantly aggressive 19" TurbofanTM wheels are shown in mirror polish
    finish.

Interior highlights include:

  *Interior surroundings crafted from the finest materials are unusually open
    and airy for a sports car, the light and glass akin to an aeroplane
    cockpit. The leather is sourced from the Litano range produced by the
    Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde. Hulshof uses only West
    European first choice bull hides and a special tanning process that
    produces the beautifully rich colour palette.
  *The red cover on the ignition switch evokes the spirit of starting an
    aeroplane, as does the dashboard that lights up as part of the 'pre-flight
    check.' The dashboard is shown with a turned aluminium fascia, similar to
    those seen on Spykers of the 1920s.
  *Pressing the engine start button brings to life a powerful V6 engine that
    delivers 375+ bhp.
  *The trademark exposed gear change mechanism was inspired by early aircraft
    controls from Spyker's aviation heritage.

Body:

  *All carbon fibre

Chassis:

  *All aluminium platform

Engine:

  *Engine mount position: rear-mid
  *Engine orientation: transverse mounted V6
  *Max power: 375+ bhp

Drivetrain:

  *Drivetrain type: RWD
  *Transmission: 6-spd automatic

Dimensions:

  *Overall length: 4347 mm
  *Width (ex mirrors): 1882 mm
  *Wheelbase: 2500 mm
  *Kerb weight:

The SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT will begin production in early 2014 for key
markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, followed by
the US in autumn 2014.

The SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT is being shown for the first time at the 83rd
Geneva International Motor Show alongside the Spyker C8 Aileron that was first
introduced at the 2009 Geneva International Motor Show. The design of the
Spyker C8 Aileron represented another significant step in the evolution of
Spyker, shifting from propeller to turbine inspired design.

The introduction of the SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT marks the beginning of a new
era for the brand, one that will include a significant increase in production
led by a management team that has never been stronger. Last year Spyker
expanded its global leadership with the appointment of John Walton as Chief
Commercial Officer. Together, Muller and Walton are leading a passionate team
that is supremely dedicated to creating unique and beautiful high-performance
sports luxury cars.

Since the brand's rebirth in 2000, the company has lived its motto – "for the
tenacious no road is impassable" – making bold moves to ensure that Spyker
will continue to be a viable, no-compromise brand. The company was taken
public in 2004 in order to fund product development and growth. After a few
bleak years and newfound partnerships, the momentum is all in the right
direction. The financial standing of Spyker N.V. is strong, thanks to the
recent conversion of all shareholder debt into equity and a €10M share issue
to Youngman. The result: in 2012, Spyker N.V. recorded a €125M profit, laying
the foundation for brand's global resurgence that is signaled today by the
introduction of the SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT.

Victor R. Muller, Spyker's CEO said, "There is no denying that Spyker went
through a very rough period in recent years. However, today we prove the truth
of our motto since 1914, 'Nulla tenaci invia est via' – 'For the tenacious no
road is impassable.' Our dealer body and prospective clients have been asking
us to make a more affordable car for everyday use. The SPYKER B6 VENATOR
CONCEPT is that car and more: it is the highlight of our hard work to create a
viable future for our company. By offering an exquisite, hand-crafted,
exclusive car at a more accessible price point of approximately €125,000 /
$150,000, more of those discerning drivers who have aspired to own a Spyker
will be able to achieve that dream. The SPYKER B6 VENATOR CONCEPT represents
our view of the future, the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our
history."

For More Information Contact: Allison Gogarty, The S3 Agency

agogarty@theS3agency.com +1 973.257.5533

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