The Spyker D12 Peking-to-paris is a premium 4-door high performance SUV from the Dutch vehicle maker Spyker Vehicles. The model was presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and production is planned to begin in late 2007. After the introduction there, the model already received well over 100 orders. The model was first presented to the North-american sphere, which is believed to be its main sphere, at the New York motor show in April 2006. The name Peking-to-paris refers to the Peking to Paris endurance rally held in 1907 from Peking (now named Beijing) in China to Paris in France, in which an almost traditional Spyker vehicle participated, driven by Frenchman Ch. Goddard. The Spyker vehicle came in second in the rally after a three month drive.
Despite having a weight of 1850, kg, the vehicle still goes from 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 5. 0seconds and has a top speed of 295 km/h. It achieves this by using a 500 bhp Audi W12 motor. Though being an SUV, the vehicle has a lot of layout features from Spyker's sports vehicle, the C8, such as the "aeroblade" wheels and smooth back view mirrors. Also notable is that the rear bench doors are hinged at the back, creating so named suicide doors.
The Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 were the first automobile models of the Maybach make since the brand's revival by Daimlerchrysler. They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept vehicle introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motorshow (which was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan).
Daimlerchrysler attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque when Vickers provided the company up for sale. When this attempt failed (they were outbid by BMW and Volkswagen respectively) they presented the Maybach as a direct challenger in 2002. Both models are variants of the same ultra-luxurious automobile. The model numbers reflect the respective lengths of the automobiles in decimetres; the 57 is more likely to be owner-driven while the longer Maybach 62 is developed with a chauffeur in mind. The motor is a Mercedes-sourced 5. 5-liter twin-turbo V12, generating 550 hp. The prices range from US$305000, to $357000, (£240000, to £250000)—priced, to directly compete with top-of-the-line Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles.
As of 2004, only 600 units had been sold. Daimlerchrysler projects that they may sell less than the 1000, units expected. Just 152 Maybachs were sold in the US in 2005, with worldwide production down to 300 units.
Daimlerchrysler revealed the Maybach 57 S at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 6. 0L version of the V12 motor produced by Mercedes-amg. Performance output is 604 hp (450 Kw) and 738 ft·lbf (1000 N·m), providing a sub-5 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h). It also rides 0. 5 in (13 mm) lower on 20 in (508 mm) wheels. The North American unveiling was at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006.