• Jul 24, 2009
It's been two-and-a-half years since the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, and although the recent spate of spy shots indicate work is well underway, Spyker won't make its self-imposed release date this year.

Instead, the high-speed luxo-'ute will likely appear at next year's Geneva expo and when it does, it will like drop its "D12" moniker for "D8" thanks to the supercharged V8 lying under its sculpted hood.

Coinciding with earlier reports, Spyker plans to utilize an American-sourced V8 to power the D8 SSUV, and if Autoblog.nl's sleuthing abilities are to be believed, it's none other than General Motor's supercharged 6.2-liter LSA – the mill that powers the Cadillac CTS-V.

The Dutch site caught the same Land Rover mule we saw earlier this year, and after investigating the prototype's license plate, discovered the engine met the same specifications as the LSA. That would mean at least 550 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, which should allow the SSUV to hit 60 mph in around five seconds and max out around 174 mph. If all goes according to plan, we'll see the production version in Geneva this March with sales beginning later in 2010.



[Source: Autoblog.nl via GTSpirit]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda 50's looking? You know, big grill and round looking...
        • 5 Years Ago
        "You just described the average American."
        At first I felt insulted and then I realized I order big ass bacon cheeseburgers at every restaurant and Dinner I eat at(except for when I feel like spending some money and order a steak...)
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Mike7: LOL, don't worry, ObamaCare will fix us all up and get us fit and sexy again... We are on our way!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Mike7: ROFL
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mike +10
      • 5 Years Ago
      Silly looking and pointless, with an equally silly and contrived name. I'm surprised Porsche didn't think of it first.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's autoblog what do you expect everything to be 100% accurate.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know about you guys but that's one of the nicest looking SUVs I've seen in a while.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh damn...I havent seen that thing in a while. Kinda makes me wonder if Spyker asked GM for the motor or if that car just ate it against its will. God that grill is huge.
      • 5 Years Ago
      W...T...F is that?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "I'm on a boat!"
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's exactly what a hyper-luxury SUV should look like, totally outrageous with beautiful attention to the craftsmanship.
      You could have easily of guessed a 6.2 liter V8 if you checked Spyker's website one in a while.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        Yep I agree. Supercars don't need to be pretty as long as they are whacky and still have great quality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it does, it ought to end up being fast enough to outrun it's ugliness, amirite?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Everytime i heard the word Peking (which is the original name for the monstrosity) the word duck suddenly pop in my mind. Mmmm peking duck... I'm hungry.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing is beautiful and ugly at the same time if that makes sense.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Article is a tad confusing... yea a 6.2L S/C plant powers both the ZR1 and CTS-V.. but the LSA is the 550hp variant in the CTS-V while the LS9 is in the ZR1 with 630hp. Kinda implies the LSA in in both. Either way, looks amazing. Anything with a GM smallblock = amazing!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Disgusting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, that's a face only a Euro could love.
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