Dutch builder of high-end bespoke sports cars Spyker has been officially declared bankrupt. Continue Reading...
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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 has officially began its restructuring process, having filed for voluntary financial restructuring. Continue Reading...
General Motors is in the clear regarding Spyker’s lawsuit on the American automaker. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
Earlier this year at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Spyker unveiled its B6 Venator concept, and now a top-down variant will be revealed before the end of the year. Continue Reading...
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 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 is returning to the global stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the B6 concept, a car which the brand is teasing today. Continue Reading...
Spyker is working to bring its brand back into the spotlight, and rumor has it that the Dutch brand plans to debut a Porsche 911 rival at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Continue Reading...
Uncertainty overshadowed Dutch sports car maker Spyker over the last few years, and that’s something the brand is hoping to change. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...