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I just ran a feature on Fourtitude but it's not a solely Audi focus and I figure TCL is a great place to post it. The focus is on the Spyker B6 Concept shown in Geneva and the mystery of its DNA. Yes, I know sites like Autoblog, etc. have done theory pieces on this already and are naming the same names we are (Lotus Evora and Artega GT), but we've got some new evidence and photos that may help identify the car's parent.

If you're curious, read through it via this link and let me know your take.

http://fourtitude.com/features/Misc...paternity-quest-the-mystery-of-the-spyker-b6/
 

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The Artega GT angle seems a little more credible. Certainly makes sense given that Spyker is a known VW-Group customer and Artega used VW parts bin liberally.
 

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The Artega GT angle seems a little more credible. Certainly makes sense given that Spyker is a known VW-Group customer and Artega used VW parts bin liberally.
I too am inclined to believe the B6 is based on the Artega GT.

It is worth noting though that Spyker does purchase parts from Lotus Cars and also contracted Lotus Engineering to develop the C8 Aileron. The C8 Aileron shares some parts with the Lotus Evora, including the steering rack and suspension components.
 

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Pretty sure it's an Evora. Look at the greenhouses. I think evo said it was based on the Evora as well.
 

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I too am inclined to believe the B6 is based on the Artega GT.

It is worth noting though that Spyker does purchase parts from Lotus Cars and also contracted Lotus Engineering to develop the C8 Aileron. The C8 Aileron shares some parts with the Lotus Evora, including the steering rack and suspension components.
Didn't know that about the C8. Good info.
 

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Pretty sure it's an Evora. Look at the greenhouses. I think evo said it was based on the Evora as well.
If you look at the windshield, the Spyker looks closer to the Artega. The painted A-pillar looks more like an Evora, but the actual shape seems more Artega deceptively reshaped by the shape of the black seal behind the glass... also similar between both cars.

To me the side windows do not appear to be shared between any of the cars.
 

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I had a reader make a Facebook post on this story about the Alfa 4C. I never really thought about that but Fiat isn't afraid to adopt a platform that wasn't originally theirs - Grand Cherokee and upcoming Maser a good example. The 4C does sort of look like an Artega. Anyone know anything about that platform?
 

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I had a reader make a Facebook post on this story about the Alfa 4C. I never really thought about that but Fiat isn't afraid to adopt a platform that wasn't originally theirs - Grand Cherokee and upcoming Maser a good example. The 4C does sort of look like an Artega. Anyone know anything about that platform?
Here is what I know about the Alfa Romeo 4C.

The production 4C has the following dimensions: 399 cm long, 200 cm wide, 118 cm high and with a wheelbase of 238 cm.

At the core of the car is a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque tub that weighs only 65 kg. The Alfa Romeo 4C will be the cheapest production car to feature a carbon fiber structure.



The front and rear structures of the chassis and the roof reinforcements are made entirely of aluminum:



The body is then made of composites:

 
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