• Oct 2nd 2007 at 2:05PM
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It was simply a matter of time before the financial stresses ailing Spyker would filter their way down to product. The result is the unceremonious execution of the stillborn C12 LaTurbie and the Zagato edition. Killing off those two models enables Spyker to put more of its limited resources into two remaining models, the C8 and the upcoming Super Sport Utility Vehicle D12.

According to Spyker head Hans Hugenholtz, the C8 will remain as it's cheaper to produce and stands as the cornerstone of the ultra-niche automaker's turnaround efforts. That, and the introduction of the D12 SSUV, now delayed until the end of 2008, will hopefully return the firm to profitability.

The death of the C12 was a huge financial hit, as Spyker spent a considerable amount of cash and resources toying around with the VW-sourced 450 HP 6.0-liter W12 that now may find a home within the D12 SSUV.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      dang, thats fantastic looking.
      i would spend half my day driving.
      half my day sitting stareing at it.

      • 5 Years Ago
      The price of the C12 was comparable to world famous sports cars. You can't butt heads with the famous,with no history. The rich will choose a Lambo any day over the C12 because of this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They made money before, and I've never seen any real sign of trouble. The C12 doesn't sell very well at compaired to the C8 and D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV (which there is a 2 year waiting list for (the reason for keeping it))
      • 8 Years Ago
      I fail to see why Spyker are having so many troubles.

      Their cars are beautiful, and the SF1 team made sure half the planet knew about them. So why arn't they selling?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The only Spyker I don't like is that SSUV.

      I love the name though, "SSUV".

      I'm intrested to see the finished product.
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