Spyker Peking-to-Paris SUV on the way  

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Spyker plans to grow its model range with the addition of the “Peking-to-Paris” SUV. First shown in concept form at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the D12 Peking-to-Paris Concept met a warm reception with “well over 100 orders” being placed during the show alone.

After financial issues of recent years, boutique Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker is not only staying afloat – it’s growing. Spyker sales doubled in 2008 from 26 to 43 units, and while the gain is paltry, progress is progress.

Back when it was the D12, the Spyker crossover was said to run from 0-60 mph in five seconds, on its way to a 185 mph top speed. It is unclear how drastically performance would diminish because of the smaller, less powerful engine. The smaller engine could also mean a lower price tag than the expected cost of around $300,000. A dip in the price could prove beneficial for the company if they can maintain performance figures. Spyker has taken a gamble on the crossover, betting that demand for the vehicle will help deliver consecutive production and sales increases for the company. Spyker, which was very recently in financial trouble officially reported production and revenue increases for 2008.

There is good new as well for C8 Aileron customers! Spyker is trying as hard as possible to get the first customer car out this quarter. We've got some news on the D8 Peking-To--Paris as well. Spyker has shown the car to the audience a long time ago and now, two years later, they've started testing the car. We can see a heavily modified Land Rover Defender with a Lotus suspension attached to it. The sports car manufacturer hopes to produce the first D8 cars by the end of this year.

We know it doesn't look like much more than an old school Land Rover, but underneath all the patchy sheet metal is the impending Spyker D8 Peking to Paris. At least they put a beautiful set of blacked-out rims on this Frankenstein-esque creation.

Pricing is estimated to fall around $300,000 USD.
via lotusenthusiast

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