Report – Spyker confirms upcoming crossover packing V12 engine image

The CEO of Spyker, Victor Muller, has allegedly confirmed a new crossover – set to follow in the footsteps of the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris concept – would be presented as a series production model in November during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The SUV model that is set to appear this autumn will be using under the hood an unidentified V12 engine. Muller declined to share more details but in the past he pointed the forthcoming C12 model would be using a V12 engine borrowed from a major European constructor so it’s a safe guess the crossover would also go for the opportunity to use the same powertrain. Additionally the manager confirmed Tesla’s Model X will have an exotic competitor from Spyker because the crossover would also deploy an environmentally-friendly drivetrain. This latter version will have to wait though until next year for the official reveal and will come courtesy of the brand’s recent links with Volta Volare.

There isn’t much more to go about when it comes to Spyker’s plans for the electrified vehicle and Muller only hinted it would make do without lithium-ion batteries as the executive considers they are not a viable business solution and will degrade over time. He also quelled speculation of a possible plug-in hybrid version because even the best are “super-complicated”.

Via Autocar