We have new pics of the Spyker Peking-to-Paris, snuck out of a conference in the Netherlands. Find out more inside.
New photos of the Spyker Peking-to-Paris SUV surfaced online following a presentation at the IVA Driebergen automotive and management institute in the Netherlands. The clay model of the vehicle appears to show plans for a production model that will be lower to the ground than the concept model.
Other changes can be seen above the wheel wells, which look less bulged than before, and at the back, which now appears more stubby. The boxy test mule photographed for the presentation shows the same big, blacked-out wheels previously spied.
One source also says that the vehicle will no longer be referred to as the D12, because Spyker will not use the Audi W12 12-cylinder engine. Autoinformatief.com suggests that the niche automaker will instead use a supercharged V8 from either Daimler or Ferrari.
However, with Spyker's acquisition of Saab, the possibility exists for Spyer to extend their business with former Saab owner General Motors. GM produces a V8 for several SUVs and trucks, not to mention the engine used on the Corvette.
First shown as a concept at the 2006 Geneva Motorshow, look for the production model to appear in Geneva next year.