Remember Spyker? The Dutch boutique sports car maker has been busy preparing its next generation of high-end performance cars, and this week rolled out its latest forward-looking concept, the B6 Venator Spyder, at Pebble Beach.
Essentially a de-roofed version of the B6 Venator Concept that was unveilled in March this year, the Venator Spyder is built around the same aluminium chassis and wears carbon fibre body panels to keep weight down to 1400kg - just a few kilos heavier than the hard top.
The B6 Venator Spyder will also share its mid-mounted 3.5 litre V6 engine with the B6 Venator coupe, and in concept form is equipped with a six-speed automatic.
Power numbers have not been released, but the Venator is expected to develop around 280kW and offer Porsche 911-rivalling performance.
The Venator Spyder's design references the aeronautical past of Spyker (a wholly different company to the modern incarnation of the brand), with four red rings around the tail lights mimicking the afterburners of a fighter jet and the interior switchgear also being based on that of an aircraft.
There's also an emphasis on opulence.
Like most Spyker cars the Venator Spyder's cabin features a flamboyant design adorned with machined metal trim and an abundance of leather upholstery, with minimal use of plastic.
Production of both the coupe and Spyder is expected to start in late 2014, with sales commencing soon after .The Venator range will be positioned below the existing C8 Aileron as a more attainable entry-point to the Spyker brand.