• Apr 19, 2009
Spyker Peking-Paris concept - Click above for a high-res gallery

You might question whether the time is right for Spyker to unleash its $300,000 Peking-Paris SSUV on the global motoring public, but, as recent spy shots indicated, a recent influx of development money from Russia means the project is apparently very much still in the works. According to reports, plans for a V12 engine have officially been shelved in favor of a V8.

We're not certain who will supply the engine for the Spyker D8. Currently, the Dutch automaker gets its powerplants from Audi, including the 400-horsepower 4.2L V8 powering the C8, but past rumors have suggested that Spyker might instead use a good 'ol American V8 in the production SUV. If Cars UK is right about the D8 getting a supercharged 8-cylinder poweplant with at least 550 horsepower, we can think of a few excellent choices for Spyker to consider. We should find out soon enough – Spyker is reportedly prepping the D8 for a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Thanks for the tip, John!




[Source: Cars UK]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Spyker is just doomed. I mean, overpriced AND ugly?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Inflatable killer whale pool-toy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just say no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Straight out of the Ford studios of the 60's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      if only they would drop this monstrosity all together.

      I can't believe these hypo-SUVs sell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, and we all thought Porsche had the laziest designers... this is just a C8 stretched vertically!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats not lazy designers, its blind designers. That thing is hideous. Looks like some kind of poorly designed cheap toy made in china like you find in those candy vending machines.
        • 5 Years Ago
        nzo
        2:53PM (4/19/2009)
        Thats not lazy designers, its blind designers. That thing is hideous. Looks like some kind of poorly designed cheap toy made in china like you find in those candy vending machines.




        Just by looking at ur words, i know ur taste
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually they are dropping the W12 in favor of a V8. Do you guys not ever check manufacturers websites? Their own website says it will be a 6.2 liter engine rated at 400kW and 750Nm with a redline of 6,500rpms sounds a lot like a LSx to me.

      As for the car, I have loved the Peking-to-Paris ever since I first saw it at the LA Autoshow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hurray! A soap box on wheels!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That thing better be amphibious because there is no other excuse for any vehicle to look that ugly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It does look like it should be amphibious, a modern day super expensive ugly ass Amphicar lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        @aj

        They should call it the "Killer Fail".
      • 5 Years Ago
      STOP IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's just a sedan with some jacked-up ride height.
      Even "sedan" seems to be a forbidden word these days, I guess.
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