Image of clay model shows latest incarnation of Spyker D12 Peking to Paris SUV
12 April 2010

This is the latest image of the production version of the Spyker D12 Peking to Paris SUV.

The picture, taken at the IVA Driebergen automotive and management institute in the Netherlands, has leaked onto the internet, further accelerating rumours that production plans for the ultra-luxurious Porsche Cayenne style car are gathering pace.

The concept was originally launched at the Geneva motor show four years ago, but development had been put on hold in November following Spyker’s bid for Saab.

The picture shows a clay model of the production vehicle, which differs significantly from the original concept. It sits lower, has less exaggerated hweelarches and is sleeker than before.

The monster SUV, was originally scheduled to be powered by a Volkswagen W12 engine with a claimed 0-60mph time of 5.0sec and a top speed of 185mph. However, speculation suggests that Spyker may now approach GM for a V8 engine, following its purchase of Saab.

Spyker has previously said the D12 will cost £186,000.

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12 April 2010

I think the Editor of Autocars needs to have a big board with the sentence

"MUST REMEMBER TO PROOF READ" I think Spyker should get SAAB's V6 to push out 420hp then SAAB could use it too. Sounds like far better economies of scale to me.

12 April 2010

"The monster SUV, was originally scheduled to be powered by a Volkswagen W12 engine with a claimed 0-60mph time of 5.0sec and a top speed of 185mph. However, speculation suggests that Spyker may now approach GM for a V8 engine, following its purchase of Spyker."

Presumably it should be "following its purchase of Saab." ?

12 April 2010

GM engines for a circa £200k luxury car is not what I would pick as the right engine choice.

Spyker should add a state of the art green powertrain otherwise it will end up being a modern day Bristol. As this is not a sportscar project then this would be the best showcase for SAAB & Spyker engineering ability and prove that the brand isn't just for ostentacious individuals with a taste for designer luggage.

12 April 2010

Proof-reading?

You just have to copy and paste from a press release, surely someone will have proof-read that first...

12 April 2010

The words "pig in a sock" spring to mind. "Porsche Cayenne style" indeed.

12 April 2010

Jeez, if they're gonna go really whacky- why not make it amphibious. The clay model on the projector kinda does already. Maybe as Spyker are relocating their production to the UK , they could involve Sunseeker in a project - a Spyker-Sunseeker Predator 20" or something :oD

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