Cool name, isn't it? It shares the moniker with Spyker's aircraft from the 1920's, and is Latin for ‘hunter'. Sounds menacing. Looks menacing too, with trademark Spyker aerospace design nods - the jet-engine intakes, propellor-style wheels, glass canopy and even the gorgeous exposed aluminium inside - that's pure WW2.
Underneath there's a mid-rear-mounted V6 petrol engine with 375bhp running through a six-speed auto ‘box. Trouble is, next to that ubiquitous 911, it's a little bit lacking: a Carrera S with PDK makes 394bhp and weighs around the same - 1415kg compared to the Spyker's circa-1400kg mass.
Under the all-carbon bodywork, there's an aluminium monocoque chassis that's got pretty similar dimensions to the 911. It's 4347mm long and 1882mm wide with a 2500mm wheelbase. That makes it 74mm wider, but 144mm shorter than the Porsche, with a 50mm longer wheelbase.
It's only a concept for now, but the manufacturer assures us it'll reach production by 2014. And it'll come with a circa £100,000 pricetag, £16,000 more than the S.
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