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Click above for hghi-res gallery of the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV

You would think that with the economy in shambles and public opinion mounting against high-powered SUVs, the idea of creating a $300k exotic super-sport-utility would be a non-starter. You would think, but you'd be wrong, as the latest reports indicate that troubled Dutch niche automaker Spyker has finally given the green for its D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV.

The concept, which was designed by Michiel van den Brink (the same guy behind the 599 GTO project, among others), initially made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, with a pre-production version bowing the following year. Power was initially tipped to come from a VW Group-sourced 500-hp W12 engine, but later reports suggested a switch to American V8 muscle (likely from GM or Ford). Development, meanwhile, may benefit from Lotus engineering input. Previous reports also suggested the D12 would hit production sometime next year, and indicated pricing now pegs the sticker at £186k, approximately $295,000 at today's rates. In order to remain viable, Spyker will need to bring the model to the American market, but the price is sure to be adjusted closer to $200k, still making it the most expensive and most exotic production SUV known to man.


[Source: Autocar]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      WHY???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a fish.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's what she said.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My good God, what is the purpose of the seat-mounted groin-knob?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an ugly.
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why God was this abomination be green lighted for production?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just when you though nobody can top the koreans, along come those dutch who must be high on crack when they designed this POS.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw the front, and I thought it looked very classy.
      Then I saw the rear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      STOP MAKING A SUV OF EVERYTHING.
      STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF??!
      • 6 Years Ago
      definitely not a good looking vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yikes, that's ugly
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