Top 10 Coolest Boutique Car Companies

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Top 10 Coolest Boutique Car Companies
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There are automakers and then there are automakers. There are the Chevrolets and Toyotas of the world that offer huge model ranges and sell thousands upon thousands of vehicles each year and then there are specialty boutique brands. Continue Reading...

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept Revealed at Pebble Beach

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Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept Revealed at Pebble Beach
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Earlier this year, Spyker unveiled its B6 Venator Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and now the Dutch automaker has dropped the top for the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue Reading...

Spyker B6 Venator Concept Revealed with 375+ HP V6

Spyker B6 Venator Concept Revealed with 375+ HP V6
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As Spyker looks to rebuild its brand this year, the automaker is kicking off the revival with its B6 Venator Concept, a compact, two-door, mid-engine sports car. Continue Reading...

Spyker B6 Venator Revealed as Porsche Cayman Rival

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Spyker B6 Venator Revealed as Porsche Cayman Rival
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Spyker hinted that it would be heading to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a B6 Concept, and the above photo appears to be the first image of the concept sports car. Continue Reading...

Spyker Teams Up With Youngman to Develop D8 P2P

Spyker Teams Up With Youngman to Develop D8 P2P
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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. Continue Reading...

Spyker Sues GM for $3 Billion Over Saab Buyout

Spyker Sues GM for $3 Billion Over Saab Buyout
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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. Continue Reading...

Victor Muller and Spyker Rise From Saab’s Ashes

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Victor Muller and Spyker Rise From Saab’s Ashes
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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… Continue Reading...

Saab Bankruptcy Endangers Spyker Existence

Saab Bankruptcy Endangers Spyker Existence
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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… Continue Reading...

Saab To Get $70 Million Lifeline From Private Equity Firm

Saab To Get $70 Million Lifeline From Private Equity Firm
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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… Continue Reading...

Spyker Bought By American Private Equity Firm

Spyker Bought By American Private Equity Firm
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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,… Continue Reading...

Saab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Saab Files for Bankruptcy Protection
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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… Continue Reading...

Saab, Hawtai Deal Terminated

Saab, Hawtai Deal Terminated
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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. Continue Reading...

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

Saab Revived By $222 Million Investment From China’s Hawtai Motor Group
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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… Continue Reading...

Spyker Says Saab Won’t Meet 2011 Production Targets

Spyker Says Saab Won’t Meet 2011 Production Targets
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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. Continue Reading...

Russian Financier Vladimir Antonov Clear by Swedish Government to Fund Spyker

Russian Financier Vladimir Antonov Clear by Swedish Government to Fund Spyker
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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… Continue Reading...

Saab Deal With Volvo Apparently A No Go

Saab Deal With Volvo Apparently A No Go
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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. Continue Reading...
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