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]