2007 Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 February 2006 – Spyker Cars, today unveiled the Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris, a four-wheel drive, four-door, four-seater luxury Super Sports Utility Vehicle with a spacious interior and a high performance W12 500 bhp engine. The world premiere of this Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV) at Geneva marks the introduction of a second product line for Spyker alongside a quartet of supercars.

The Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris traces its origins back, not to one, but three significant Spyker models, each of which contributed significantly to the company’s glorious heritage. Firstly, it’s the logical succesor to one of the most innovative cars in history, the very first six-cylinder, four wheel drivecar on the globe, the 1903 60 HP Spyker Grand Prix car. The second inspiration for the car is Spyker’s unique aviation heritage which created the first Spyker after the Great War in 1919: the Spyker ‘Aerocoque’ with fuselage body and its remarkable fintail.

The Spyker D12 Peking-to-Paris is an all aluminium, permanent four-wheel drive super sports utility vehicle. The rear doors are rear-hinged coach doors, so-called ‘suicide doors’. It is powered by the 6.0 litre, 12 cylinder, 500 bhp W12 engine from Volkswagen AG and accelerates from 0-100 km (0-60 MPH) in 5.0 seconds.

The six-speed automatic transmission features a multifunctional steering wheel with F1 style shift paddles, a triple dashboard designed in the style of an airplane cockpit, and a sumptuous interior. The vehicle has an all aluminium body fitted to an aluminium space frame, and sits on 24 inch Aeroblade wheels. It has a length of 4.95 m, a width of 2.0 m excluding mirrors, a minimum height of 1.68 m and a maximum height of 1.77 m and weighs 1895 Kg. The fuel tank capacity is 100 litres (22 gallons). Top speed is 295 km/h (185 mph). The car is custom-hand built using only the best materials available.

Production is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2007.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $235 000 Euros
engine Audi W12
displacement 5998 cc / 366.0 in³
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp
specific output 83.36 bhp per litre
torque 610 nm / 449.9 ft lbs
driven wheels 4WD
front tires BF Goodrich 305/35 ZR24
rear tires BF Goodrich 305/35 ZR24
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers, ABD, EBD
f brake size x 400 mm / x 15.7 in
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers, ABD, EBD
r brake size x 400 mm / x 15.7 in
front wheels F 61.0 x 27.9 cm / 24 x 11 in
rear wheels R 61.0 x 27.9 cm / 24 x 11 in
f suspension Air Suspension w/Koni Dampers
r suspension Air Suspension w/Koni Dampers
wheelbase 2855 mm / 112.4 in
front track 1655 mm / 65.2 in
rear track 1655 mm / 65.2 in
length 4950 mm / 194.9 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
height 1775 mm / 69.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios :1
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds