Spyker CEO Hints at V12 Supercar, Four-Door Model
When Spyker was brought back from the dead at the start of the last decade, the people behind the revived Dutch brand had plans for a trio of models.
The first of these was the C8 sports car whose arrival coincided with Spyker’s revival. It was to be followed by a new flagship supercar and a high-performance SUV, previewed by the respective C12 Zagato and D12 Peking-to-Paris concepts.
Unfortunately, Spyker’s over-ambitious plans to enter Formula One and even take control of Saab saw the company almost go bankrupt. However, with a settlement reached with creditors and some new investors Spyker is ready for the next chapter in its tumultuous life. Speaking with CarBuzz, CEO Victor Muller provided some details on what that next chapter might entail.
Muller said Spyker will use the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November to announce a four-door car. When asked if this could be an updated version of the D12 Peking-to-Paris, Muller said that was a “very good guess.” He also hinted that an announcement regarding Spyker’s tie-up with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volare would come in November.
Beyond the four-door model, Muller said Spyker will finally launch the C12 supercar. He said it will feature a V12 engine sourced from an automaker in Europe. Spyker’s C8, the latest version of which was unveiled earlier this month, uses an Audi-sourced V-8.
Along the way there will also be a new entry-level model, the B6 Venator, as well as various special edition models.