We knew that the Spyker that stars in the stand of the brand in Geneva had "trick". At the beginning we aim to Lotus as a possible partner of adventure offering a basis of Evora for the new Venator. But the reality has been quite "more German".
If you memory will remember how Artega was absorbed last October by Paragon AG, auto parts multinational German, had not intended to get into the mess of making beautiful Artega GT.
And among all this mess, Victor Muller appeared there with fresh notes come from China (via Youngman), willing to make a good business. Spyker neither confirms nor denies, but you have to be blind to, comparing, does not see that the Venator, as well as having an "ugly" name, is not anything other than a "Spykerizada" of the Artega GT version.
It shares with the moons, layout mechanical and lighting elements, interior door panels, most of the salpiacdero...
The Artega GT took many elements of VAG, and something similar happens now with the Spyker, including steering wheel, dashboard and other elements such as mechanics (V6 of 375 horses, as well as shift DSG).
Compared with the model of Artega, the new Spyker WINS muscle, 75 horses in particular, flying with its price up to 911 territory (the Artega intended to rub shoulders with the Cayman).
Good? We do not know the agreement reached by both companies, which are silent, but the Artega was already approved and in mass production, so everything will be easier so that Spyker, finally, recover productive pace and ensure reliability.
Bad thing? The Venator fails to be all the "balanced" aesthetically speaking that we'd like. Both the original Artega GT and the Spyker C8 Aileron seem best in the flat aesthetic.