The Dutch automaker’s chief executive officer Victor Muller, during a recent interview, has confirmed the introduction of the new C12 during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The four-door model on the other hand has been billed as “something very special”, though we will have to wait these few months to see what Spyker has in store for its fans and buyers around the world. That’s because the executive then became mysterious ad refrained from providing too many additional details. On the other hand he did hint at the lineage of the model – he was asked if the production model is an upgraded variant of the D8 Peking-to-Paris concept, Muller replied with that being a “very good guess.” The manager further implied the mysterious model would get an unconventional powertrain – either hybrid or electric as he described “electric propulsion is coming and you’ll see more this November.”
As far as the new C12 goes, Muller announced the brand was currently developing it and power would come courtesy of a large V12 engine that would be brought in from a major European automaker – which remains unnamed for the time being. The manager also commented on the ill-fated Saab relationship, with the executive pointing out a “wholly dependent (company) on government” is not a good business case because “you’re simply not in control of your own destiny.” He added Jason Castriota was hired as Saab’s Design Director and he penned an “absolutely beautiful” 9-3 that will never be brought to life.