You can see it! The past years have not left Victor Muller without a trace, the Saab story has also demanded tribute from him. Nevertheless, he is back, and he is the surprise of this year's car showroom. The former Saab CEO celebrates world premiere with the Spyker B6 Venator.
An event in which the financier and major shareholder Pang Quingnian could not be missing. The Youngman CEO, together with Victor Muller, had a presence in Geneva and they both talked about their big plans. Not only is the Spyker B6 going into production, but the Spyker D8 luxury SUV is finally being built. The former in Holland, the traditional headquarters of the manufactory, the latter is to go into production in China.
As always, Spyker has some question marks. The engine with 375 PS plus X should come from Audi. Should ! But maybe it does not come as we get told. It could also become another supplier. The B6 Venator itself is a typical Spyker. Muller has remained true to the design language, everything is just a bit more compact and a little fresher. The interior is, as always, blessed with luxury and high quality Spyker-style equipment. Understatement, that weird word, does not exist in the Spyker philosophy. Suitable for the customers of the brand, who love an excess of extravagance and luxury. A Porsche killer, as initially suspected in the press, he is not, but an abundance statement on 4 wheels. The first B6 customer comes from Russia, and as in China, the main markets for Spyker are likely to be.
Muller has done a show of strength in recent months. The production machines have come back to Zeewolde from England, and the brand comes to life again. Respect!
Interesting are some stories on the sidelines, which made the Spyker stand to a booth of a different kind. No other brand had more security than Spyker, and something made the security people nervous on the second day of the press.
The three gentlemen in the black Saab jackets attracted attention and it was gesticulated. Finally, Victor Muller was brought past us at short notice in "security". To appear just as fast back at the booth after our disappearance. Well, Muller does not want to talk about Saab anymore. That is past and complete. He believes. Nevertheless, it will not have been convenient for us, nervousness has other roots. In Sweden and the Baltics, negative stories about Muller make the rounds. The reason is the Snoras Bank of his friend Antonov and their bankruptcy. If what is written proves to be true, then Muller's delight in his comeback is short-lived. The past, which he imagines to be completed, then comes back.
Spyker B6 Venator Check:
Enter: The toy for Russian young oligarchs and the daughters of Chinese mining moguls.
Get out: Because there are alternatives with more style and taste in this price range.