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Spyker C8 Preliator displayed in New York

The new Spyker C8 Preliator has had its North American debut at the New York auto show. First revealed at this year's Geneva motor show, the C8 Preliator is powered by a 4.2-litre Audi V8. Fitted with a supercharger, the German engine now produces 386kW of power at 6800rpm and 600Nm of torque at 3500rpm...

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Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars
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Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars

Dutch car maker Spyker has emerged from bankruptcy protection and is now preparing for a future that includes merging with an aircraft maker and the launch of new electric vehicles. Overnight, Spyker exited from moratorium of payment protection, the Dutch equivalent of Chapter 11...


Spyker rescued from bankruptcy, plans to merge with electric aircraft maker
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Spyker rescued from bankruptcy, plans to merge with electric aircraft maker

Spyker, Dutch speciality car maker and one-time owner of Saab, has been handed a lifeline out of bankruptcy and is now looking forward to a mooted merger with an aircraft manufacturer. Back on December 18, 2014, Spyker, in its current form, looked dead and buried when the company officially filed to have its status changed from bankruptcy protection to bankrupt, as the "committed bridge funding did...


Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership
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Spyker officially declared bankrupt, put into receivership

A Dutch court has officially declared car maker Spyker bankrupt after the company failed to receive an anticipated bridging loan. The specialty car maker applied for bankruptcy protection earlier this month and had hoped to secure funding so that it could pay its employees and creditors, as well as continue development of its "entry-level" B6 Venator coupe (below) and spyder...


Spyker applies for bankruptcy protection
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Spyker applies for bankruptcy protection

Overnight Spyker, former owner of Saab, has filed for a temporary moratorium of payment, or bankruptcy protection, in the company's home jurisdiction of the Netherlands. Similar to Chapter 11 in the USA, a temporary moratorium of payment allows a company to function relatively normally while it tries to sort its issues regarding debts, jobs, funding, assets and cash flow...


Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept debuts at Pebble Beach
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Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept debuts at Pebble Beach

Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker has unveiled its B6 Venator Spyder Concept at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The new convertible concept comes just five months after the company revealed the B6 Venator Coupe Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Spyker CEO Victor Muller, who is also the company’s chief designer, presented the car at the renowned Californian event...


Spyker B6 Venator Spyder concept teased
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Spyker B6 Venator Spyder concept teased

The Spyker B6 Venator Spyder concept is set to make its world debut at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. The Spyder is set to feature an identical aluminium chassis,carbonfibre body panels and six-speed automatic transmission to the rear-wheel-drive, 275kW V6-powered Spyker B6 Venator coupe that was unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show...


Spyker B6 Venator concept: 275kW aircraft-inspired sports car revealed
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Spyker B6 Venator concept: 275kW aircraft-inspired sports car revealed

The Spyker B6 Venator concept has been unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show in a surprise reveal from the Dutch car maker. The two-door, two-seater Spyker B6 Venator concept – designed by Spyker CEO Victor R. Muller – aims to combine the themes of heritage, performance and exclusivity into one compact sports car...


Spyker, Youngman double joint venture to create Saab-based cars and SUV
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Spyker, Youngman double joint venture to create Saab-based cars and SUV

Dutch automaker and former Saab owner, Spyker, has announced it has signed an agreement with Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Youngman for two joint ventures in a bid to pursue plans both companies had when attempting to resurrect the now defunct Saab Automobile AB. The deal involves Youngman investing Euro 10,000,000 ($12...


Spyker suing GM over Saab bankruptcy
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Spyker suing GM over Saab bankruptcy

The former owner of Saab is suing General Motors for US$3 billion ($2.8 billion) over claims the Detroit-based automotive giant forced the Swedish brand into bankruptcy by blocking potential deals with Chinese investors. The Netherlands-based Spyker N.V. filed a complaint with a Michigan district court overnight on behalf of its former subsidiary Saab Automobile A...


Spyker could die with Swedish Automobile and Saab
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Spyker could die with Swedish Automobile and Saab

Spyker could join Saab on the automotive scrapheap as parent company Swedish Automibile N.V. (Swan) struggles to find a suitable buyer for the Dutch supercar manufacturer. Swan is currently in negotiations about the sale of Spyker (its only remaining subsidiary), but admits, based on the current situation, the proceeds of the sale would not be enough to allow it to meet its liabilities in full...


Saab to become 53.9 percent Chinese
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Saab to become 53.9 percent Chinese

Saab, currently owned by Spyker Cars, has announced a new deal with two Chinese companies which will see the majority of Swedish/Dutch duo taken over by Chinese investors, Pang Da Automobile and Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile. Pang Da Automobile stepped in to save Saab just a few weeks ago, announcing an investment of 45 million euro ($60 million)...


Saab secures 150 million euro investment from Hawtai
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Saab secures 150 million euro investment from Hawtai

Chinese automobile manufacturer Hawtai has announced it will invest 150 million euro ($205 million) into Spyker Cars (owner of Saab) as part of a deal that will see the Chinese company take a 29.9 percent stake in the Swedish brand. The funds will help Saab restart production at its plant in Trolhattan, Sweden...


Spyker to sell Spyker and concentrate on Saab
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Spyker to sell Spyker and concentrate on Saab

Spyker Cars has just announced it is selling itself - or at least the sports car brand 'Spyker' - to top-shelf coachbuilding company CPP Global Holdings Ltd in the UK to concentrate on Saab vehicles. Spyker bought Saab out of debt in January 2010 off General Motors, but now it sees Saab as such a high-priority opportunity that the company is planning to sell off its founding sports car brand to make sure Saab re-enters the market on the leading foot...


Saab to use BMW technology
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Saab to use BMW technology

Recent speculation about BMW supplying its technology to Saab has led parent company Spyker to confirm that the two companies are holding discussions. The press release was very short and succinct, stating "Spyker Cars N.V. confirms that talks are ongoing and will give further details once a final agreement has been reached...


Spyker Cars finalise Saab purchase with $24 million payment
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Spyker Cars finalise Saab purchase with $24 million payment

Spyker Cars has payed GM the last installment of the 400 million-dollar purchase price of Saab Automobile AB. The last payment of $24 million was due on July 15, but Spyker chose to make the payment two weeks early without resorting to an external loan...