A convertible version of the Spyker B6 Venator is set to launch before the end of the year.
The Dutch supercar manufacturer confirmed its intention to introduce an open-top B6 Venator Spyder variant in the coming months in its latest financial statement.
The Spyder will complement the production version of the Spyker B6 Venator coupe following the debut of a near-production-ready concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March.
It’s not difficult to imagine a convertible version of the B6 Venator, with its flowing body panels and heavily raked roofline and rear window expected to translate well to an open-top layout.
The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder will retain the coupe’s 275kW rear-mid-mounted V6 petrol engine and six-speed automatic drivetrain combination. The hardtop’s aluminium chassis and carbonfibre body will also carry over, although the addition of a folding roof mechanism is likely to see the convertible’s weight rise above the 1400kg of the coupe.
The B6 Venator Spyder is expected to carry a small price premium over the B6 Venator coupe, which is expected to cost between US$125,000 and US$150,000 ($121,000 and $146,000) when it goes on sale around the world in early 2014.
Spyker revealed in its financial results statement that the coming months would be focused on finalising the B6 Venator duo as well as the development of its upcoming SUV, the D8 Peking-to-Paris.