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Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're all well aware that the recently sealed deal between Spyker and General Motors means good things for the ailing Saab brand – in fact, without Spyker's eleventh-hour intervention, the Swedish automaker would have been lost to the annals of history. Apparently, though, the Saab tie-up means good things for Spyker, too.

Believe it or not, it was four years ago that Spyker first showed off its Peking-to-Paris luxury SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, and now company head Victor Muller has reportedly announced that the monster 'ute is back on track. Not surprisingly, the finalized handshake with The General is partly to thank for the reinvigorated D12 program.

Consider the years of technical expertise that Spyker gained when it brought Saab on board, not to mention the additional production capability and manpower. It remains to be seen what powertrain Spyker will choose for its hulking SUV, but previous rumors had a supercharged mill from Cadillac underhood. We shall see.

[Source: Autocar]

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      First "Luxury SUV" I like.

      First things first: Luxury SUVs are inherently ridiculous and cannot be taken seriously.

      This is properly ridiculous, and looks like it knows what it is.
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      Why'd they choose this over that sweet zagato C12 concept?
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      Wow..sit down to eat my lunch, pull up AB and this is what I see...lunch thrown away..apetite hopelessly lost.

      Of..epic fail comes to mind as well.

      Homer Simpson, your car is ready!
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh dear that's fugly
      • 5 Years Ago
      my eyes!! ugly piece of... ya.. crap
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only person who thinks this car looks like a cartoon?

      It looks like they took a "neoclassic" '50's "inspired" sedan, stretched the sheetmetal below the beltline to twice its usual height, then plopped it down on monster truck wheels. It does not look like a real car _at all_

      Bowser should be sitting on top of that thing, and it should be in the Mario Kart.
      • 5 Years Ago
      God, it looks like a giant supermarket coin operated ride-on.

      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks rather odd but I kinda like it for some oddball reason!
      • 5 Years Ago
      And what can the general public do to knock this project right back off track?
      • 5 Years Ago
      can't wait to see the 9-7X version. yikes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think the car has its own unique charm about it.. kind of like the car (i forgot the name).. but if i were rich enough to buy one i'd probably buy another SUV (a g wagon.. mmm) or something with a little more offroad capability.. i live in the country after all..but i wouldn't mind having that in the garage at all..
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