Spyker


Dutch sports cars are hard to come-by. Spyker mainly has the C8 coupe, which is available in several versions, from convertible to race ready versions.


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Spyker Teams Up With Youngman to Develop D8 P2P

Spyker Teams Up With Youngman to Develop D8 P2P

Coincidence? Shortly after Spyker sues GM for $3 billion over the Saab buyout, the Dutch automaker has signed a deal with Chinese automaker Youngman. As many know, Youngman attempted several times unsuccessfully to bid for Saab, but was blocked blocked by GM.

Spyker Sues GM for $3 Billion Over Saab Buyout

Spyker Sues GM for $3 Billion Over Saab Buyout

Here we go again. Just when we thought the Saab buyout saga would be coming to a quiet conclusion, Dutch automaker Spyker has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of Saab, accusing GM of intentionally driving Saab into bankruptcy.

Spyker Likely to go Bust Without New Investors

Spyker Likely to go Bust Without New Investors

Left languishing in the wake of Saab’s failure, Swedish luxury supercar maker Spyker desperately needs investors to stay afloat but it may be too much to ask for the company to overcome its current catch-22. 

Victor Muller and Spyker Rise From Saab’s Ashes

Victor Muller and Spyker Rise From Saab’s Ashes

Despite the tragic demise of the Saab brand, former Saab CEO Victor Muller isn’t going to quit just yet. Found wandering around the 2012 Geneva Motor Show during its first press day, Victor Muller announced, “I’m a reborn man!” Victor Muller elaborated upon the proclamation and revealed details to keep Spyker Cars, the Dutch hand-made…

Saab Bankruptcy Endangers Spyker Existence

Saab Bankruptcy Endangers Spyker Existence

Bold and ambitious, Victor Muller founded Spyker Swedish exotic sports cars before purchasing Saab, believing in its return to past glory under his leadership. Confident in his abilities, Muller’s gamble on Saab put Spyker in danger as well. Following Saab’s devastating bankruptcy, Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan for short, formerly Spyker Cars N.V.) have announced that there…

Saab To Get $70 Million Lifeline From Private Equity Firm

Saab To Get $70 Million Lifeline From Private Equity Firm

U.S. private equity firm North Street Capital will give Saab a $70 million investment, including an equity stake worth $10 million and a $60 million loan to the ailing car maker. With Chinese-backed financing looking increasingly unlikely, the investment from North Street Capital, a firm run by auto enthusiast Alex Mascioli, will give Saab the…

Spyker Bought By American Private Equity Firm

Spyker Bought By American Private Equity Firm

U.S. private equity firm North Street Capital, has purchased Spyker, after a deal to sell the Dutch outfit to Russian investors fell through. The Financial Times reported the news after viewing a preliminary draft of the announcement. It’s unclear how the Spyker sale will impact parent company Swedish Automobile, and its attempts to restructure Saab,…

Saab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Saab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Another week and another sob story regarding Saab. The troubled automaker has just applied for protection from creditors, and is trying to avoid the bankruptcy petition made by the unions. A once thriving manufacturer that made fighter aircraft, trucks and automobiles, the auto division of this 65 year-old company has been struggling ever since General…

Saab, Hawtai Deal Terminated

Saab, Hawtai Deal Terminated

Saab parent, Spyker Cars, said that Hawtai was unable to obtain all the necessary consents, as a result; the arrangement has been terminated with immediate affect, though there still is the possibility the two companies might continue discussions, albeit on a non-exclusive basis.

Saab Revived By $222 Million Investment From China’s Hawtai Motor Group

Saab Revived By $222 Million Investment From China’s Hawtai Motor Group

Saab has been rescued from near-collapse yet again after an agreement was signed with China’s Hawtai Motor Group. The agreement will form a joint venture for manufacturing, distribution and technology between Saab owner Spyker and Hawtai. It will also provide $222 million in funding for Saab, ending the Swedish automaker’s halt in production caused by…

Spyker Says Saab Won’t Meet 2011 Production Targets

Spyker Says Saab Won’t Meet 2011 Production Targets

In a further effort to help restart production, Saab also said that it was raising funds from shareholders, “pursuing various initiatives to improve the group’s liquidity” in the words of the company, but declined to elaborate any further.

Russian Financier Vladimir Antonov Clear by Swedish Government to Fund Spyker

Russian Financier Vladimir Antonov Clear by Swedish Government to Fund Spyker

Vladimir Antonov, Russian banker, investor, billionaire, and perennial runner-up for Most Interesting Man In The World Award, has been cleared by the Swedish National Debt Office to become a shareholder in Spyker, and ultimately Saab. Despite possible connections with organized crime that any Russian billionaire is expected to hold in the first place, Antonov has…

Saab Deal With Volvo Apparently A No Go

Saab Deal With Volvo Apparently A No Go

However, Volvo has now gone on the record, stating that no such talks have taken place. In the meantime, Saab CEO Victor Mueller, is continuing to look for other sources to tap into for capital, including Chinese automakers.

Spyker C8 Laviolette Special Edition Announced for China

Spyker C8 Laviolette Special Edition Announced for China

In hoping to continue capturing a huge emerging market, Spyker has announced a special edition C8 Laviolette that will be available in China. Not many details have been revealed about the C8 Laviolette Special Edition, but it will be offered in a unique orange finish for around $735,000. This is all in line with Spyker’s…

Saab CEO Retires, Victor Muller Named As Interim Replacement

Saab CEO Retires, Victor Muller Named As Interim Replacement

Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson will retire from Saab on May 19th, with the 59 year old executive leaving Saab during a tumultuous time. Saab Chairman Victor Muller will act as interim CEO as a search for a replacement gets underway. Jonsson, who was reportedly planning to retire regardless of the situation, will assist with…

Spyker Aileron Spyder Forgoes Audi V8 in Favor of Corvette ZR1 Power

Spyker Aileron Spyder Forgoes Audi V8 in Favor of Corvette ZR1 Power

While concentrating on its newly acquired Saab brand, Dutch sports car maker Spyker is still in the business of building its own unique machines. Debuting over a year ago, the Aileron Spyder follows after the coupe model, but its about to get one major change. Powering the hard-top is a version of Audi’s 4.2-liter V8,…