Victor Muller and Spyker Rise From Saab's Ashes

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

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 supercar marque that put him on the automotive map. “I’m excited to get back into this business,” said Muller, adding that he has already put most of the liabilities incurred during the Saab fiasco behind him. Cash and finances will now be dedicated to restoring Spyker.

What’s more, Russian business partner Vladimir Antonov invested a significant amount into Saab and Spyker during its most turbulent period. Now, Muller is happy to say that Antonov is “out of the picture” entirely, suggesting more freedom for Muller to run his business. He ambitiously suggests the expansion of the Spyker line-up as well, which had never produced more than 100 vehicles a year.

Letting out a sigh at the mention of Saab, Muller hinted that Saab isn’t through with all nine of its lives. Some reports have indicated the possibility of several potential investors that could revive the Swedish brand. Unfortunately, the speed bump is dealing with intellectual properties from GM that are found within the 9-5 and 9-4X models. In any case, Saab is no longer Muller’s problem.

[Source: The Detroit Bureau]

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  • Craig Zinn Craig Zinn on Mar 13, 2012

    Victor Muller is a great example of a "car guy". He will lead SPYKER to it's place as an exclusive sportscar for those who want unique quality products sold by the finest dealer network in the world. We have a few laviolettes in stock as well as an LM85 plus the additional supercharged 550 horsepower models make SPYKER of North Miami and Spyker of Pembroke pines the worlds largest inventory of available SPYKER products. SPYKER sportwear and timepieces are also available for modest prices. Drive a SPYKER and you will understand. Ferrari Lamborghini do not offer exclusive ownership. Car guys have more than 9 lives. Their passion never wanes nor does the excitement of driving great cars built to drive like racecars for the street. Petrol heads are excited that SPYKER lives for another satisfied customer.