The end came not entirely unexpected

Zeewolde (Netherlands ), 19 December 2014

Spyker is broke. This was announced by the Dutch sports car manufacturer now with itself. The competent district court had awarded to the company in 2014 for bankruptcy protection even on 2 December. Now this was however stopped and declared the company insolvent. Reason: The hoped-bridging loan is not timely met at a Spyker.

From a golden carriage to Formula 1

The demise of the company was not entirely unexpected. It was known that the sports car production was not profitable. The company in 1999 by the Dutch lawyer and entrepreneur Victor R. Muller was founded. He acquired the rights to the brand, as Kutschenbauer was born in 1880 ?? the best-known vehicle of the original company is the way the golden carriage, with driving the Dutch queen annual opening of Parliament. Later, from the original company Spyker car and airplane manufacturer in 1926 dissolved. As of 2005, the new company Spyker production began in Zeewolde, east of Amsterdam. Was made ​​the sports car C8, which was powered by a 4.2-liter V8 from the Audi - shelves. 2007 Spyker rose by buying the Formula 1 Stalls Midland F1 racing a. After just one year, the team was sold but again ?? it now takes as Force India.

At the C6 C12 follows

2008 Spyker introduced with the C12 a second sports cars on the market, which had the six-liter W12 VW's under the hood. In February 2010, Spyker bought the ailing Saab from General Motors. Then it was initially wished to sell the Spyker sports car business and concentrate on Saab. But Saab was already at the end of 2011, and the entry of Chinese investors failed. Now it has caught Spyker itself. Muller, however, can not hang your head, but quoted Winston Churchill: "This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, it 's probably the end of the beginning. .. " He ( Muller ) wanted to work on the re-emergence of Spyker. The company should later merge with a manufacturer of electrically powered aircraft and develop revolutionary Spyker products. Fantasy or entrepreneurship? In any case, this corresponds think the company motto: "For the Tenacious no way is impassable. " ( Nulla Tenaci invia est via. ) ( sl)