Spyker D12 Peking-To-Paris
|Spyker D12 Peking-To-Paris|
|Introduction||2006 Geneva Motor Show|
|Body Style||4-seat, 4-door SUV|
|Engine||6.0 litre Audi W-12|
|Designer||Maarten de Bruijn|
The Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris is a luxurious 4-door high performance SUV from the Dutch car manufacturer Spyker. The model was introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and production is scheduled to begin in late 2007. After the introduction there, the model already received well over 100 orders. The model was first introduced to the North-American market, which is believed to be its main market, at the New York motor show in April 2006. The name Peking-to-Paris refers to the Peking to Paris endurance rally held in 1907 from Peking (now called Beijing) in China to Paris in France, in which an almost standard Spyker car participated, driven by Frenchman Ch. Goddard. The Spyker car came in second in the rally after a three month drive.
Despite having a weight of 1,850 kg, the car still goes from 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 295 km/h (183.3 mph). It achieves this by using a 500 bhp Audi W12 engine. Though being an SUV, the car has a lot of design features from Spyker's sports car, the C8, such as the "aeroblade" wheels and smooth rear view mirrors. Also notable is that the back seat doors are hinged at the rear, creating so called suicide doors.
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Spyker D12 exterior front view
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|Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn||Corporate website||independent|
- Spyker Cars (official website)
- Supercars.net on the Spyker D12
- Spyker D12 Peking to Paris SUV Heading for Production