Report – Spyker SUV to feature Lotus engineering for hybrid powertrain image

Spyker’s first production SUV is seemingly finally coming to life as the company is pulling a Phoenix bid resurrection, and chances are this might be a very interesting model, any way you look at it.

Spyker first came out with the D12 Peking to Paris model back in 2006 to show its desire to attack the rising SUV market, back then programmed to feature a W12 engine coming from Volkswagen. We all know the low-volume manufacturer has been almost extinct so there’s no surprise the model never became a production item. But it turns out the D12 is now back in business – we mean, Spyker at least is. Victor Muller, the company chief, seemingly hopes to have it ready for the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

When and if it does arrive is a completely different matter, but the company will have their first production SUV partially developed by Lotus – it will make use of a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine coming from Koenigsegg just like in the recently presented C8 Preliator. In the SUV, though, it will feature a range-extending electric motor for an advanced hybrid powertrain. Apparently the production model’s specifications have already been cooked up, along with a stunning design. All of Spyker’s production cars will come to life with CPP Manufacturing in United Kingdom at a facility in Coventry.

Via Autocar