Hybrid Spyker SUV Back On Track, May Debut At Geneva 2018

Hot on the heels of confirming an engine supply contract with Koenigsegg, UK-based automaker Spyker is now reviving its plans for a luxury SUV.

Way back at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, Spyker introduced its D12 Peking to Paris SUV concept. Due to financial issues, the vehicle never made it to production, but it did accurately foresee the booming market of high-performance SUVs.

Speaking to Autocar, Spyker boss Victor Muller revealed that a new SUV from the marque is on the way.

“We went part of the way to producing what we called our super-SUV, or SSUV, a decade ago, before our troubles – and we were way ahead of the curve [for luxury SUVs] at the time.

“The original vehicle was called the D12 Peking to Paris, and was going to use a Volkswagen W12 engine, but we lost our funding before we could deliver it and had to pay back deposits to more than 200 customers. It wasn’t a great experience and I’m resolved that we will never go through it again,” he said.

Muller said that the new SUV will be based around a Lotus-engineered aluminium platform and be powered by a Koenigsegg V8. It will also have an electric motor acting as a range-extender.

“It will be an advanced hybrid SUV and one of the most beautiful cars of its kind. Its specifications are already set and, if things go well, I’d dream of showing it at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018,” Muller said.

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  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    As ugly as the tetanus…

  • baofe

    Really? April 1st past already

  • I’mCallingYouOut

    Yay! Big advocate for Spyker, we desperately need their quirkiness in the auto industry. And don’t forget, this concept is over 10 years old! Back in 2006 this was a pretty radical design.

    • Marty

      Yes, concepts from 2006 are the basis of many current production cars (such as the Volvo XC60, still a bestseller).
      But the Spyker was arguably ugly even then, and it’s arguably ugly now. 🙂

      Here is another 2006 concept from a quirky brand. I bet this would be better liked than the Spyker if it was produced today.
      http://saabworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/saab_aero_x_concept_car.jpg

      • I’mCallingYouOut

        I didn’t call it ugly, or beautiful I said it was radical 🙂

        • Marty

          True. 🙂
          I read your statement of its radicality as an answer to our statements of its horrible ugliness.

          I think my point is that it’s easy to make a radical design. The trick is to make it radical, beautiful and worthy of production. Like the Aero X.

  • Infinite1

    Hopefully, it no longer looks like the picture above.

  • Sjaak

    most ugliest thing i’ve ever seen

  • Bash

    My eyes!!

  • Marty
  • BlackRock

    It looks like “amphibious” kind of car

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Whoa! I love it and hate it all at the same time! Its cool though, it would for sure stand out from the crowd.

  • pcurve

    This would make a beautiful sedan if they chop a foot off its body.

  • dhoosee

    I thought that this was an April-Fools post. Horrendous. That someone would pay for this vehicle is unbelieveable.

  • Zed68

    Awful !

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