Out of cash, Spyker goes bankrupt
The end of the adventure?
Losing contact with a car manufacturer over a long period of time is generally a bad sign. Unfortunately, this logic now applies to Spyker, which has not given any more news for many months. The small supercar manufacturer has officially filed for bankruptcy according to RTL Nieuws.
It is a real heart-breaker because the brand was thought to be saved by the large sums of money received by SMP Racing and BR Engineering in August last year. The launches of the C8 Preliator and especially the D12 Peking to Paris SUV already scheduled after this financial aid could have largely limited the damage.
The director of the Dutch brand, Victor Muller, announced that the manufacturer had already gone through very difficult years since the extinction of Saab. The aid promised by the two Russian companies never actually arrived. Spyker then stopped producing its vehicles and closed its internet website.
Muller has not given up and thinks that there is still a way to save his company. Indeed, the director states that it is very likely that Spyker will receive funds to be reborn. If that were the case, the brand should give priority to launching the D12 Peking to Paris SUV, the vehicle with by far the best chance of success.
Photo credits Spyker