• Apr 8th 2010 at 4:37PM
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This could possibly be our first glimpse at the forthcoming super D12 SUV from Spyker. The team from Auto Informatief somehow managed to get their sticky mitts on what is said to be a clandestine shot of a clay model featured during some kind of corporate presentation. As shown, the body looks decidedly more Spyker than the Land Rover Defender-skinned test mules we've seen spy shots of thus far, but it also looks a good bit different from the Peking-to-Paris showcars we've seen for the last couple of years. As this photo is not explained in any context (including temporal), it could also be that this is an early development clay that predates the P-to-P, and not representative of the forthcoming production model.

Either way, the really interesting rumors center on the Spyker's engine bay. First, the bad news: there will no longer be a 12-cylinder behemoth under the hood. Depressed? Cheer up. In its place, the company is said to be plopping in a supercharged V8 of some unknown origin. The web is already crawling with theories of a blown Ferrari or AMG beating heart – both of which are decent guesses as far as we're concerned.

Assuming the clay model is representative of the production car, it looks like the new beast from Spyker will feature suicide rear doors – always a winner in our book – and a somewhat tall ride height. Ugly? Beautiful? It's too early to tell for us, but anything's bound to be better than the cobbled-together skin of the mules we've seen. No word yet on what designation the car will carry when it reaches production (SSUV? Peking-to-Paris?), but hopefully we'll get a better look at the real-live thing sometime soon.

[Source: Auto Informatief]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I would not be surprised if they tap their current loose ties with GM in regards to owning Saab to get their hands on the LS9 to power this thing. Sure its still ugly as sin and they should just scrap it since all the SUV rage is dead if not dying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that would be brilliant, but i've been hearing that the audi 4.2FSI might make its way into this truck. not that it matters, because in typical spyker fashion, 30 of these will be sold and anyone else who can afford it will instead buy a porsche or lambo just because they're more recognizable from a distance.

        also, the proportions of the C8 weren't meant to be stretched like this. i really hope they change the design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is exciting news for BMW. The X6 is about to be the second ugliest thing on the road.

      Movin' on up.
      • 5 Years Ago
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      I am from AutoInformatief.com and I can get you better pictures if you want to.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL WAT
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope this isn't a car someone will actually sell sometime in the near future. Yuck.
      • 5 Years Ago

      It aint, believe me ;).
      • 5 Years Ago
      no autoblog, that is actually a dodge charger :|
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are you sure that image isn't a squished image of an actual Spyker Sedan?

      It sure looks that way to me.