• Jun 2, 2010
When we first heard that Spyker was sniffing around Saab, our thoughts immediately leapt to visions of C12 Zagatos on every street corner, or at least in every Saab showroom. Believe it or not, our whimsy-laced version of reality may come true. According to Bloomberg, the Dutch supercar manufacturer has said that it plans to nearly double the number of Spyker dealerships around the world from 35 to 60. How? The company plans to use portions of the old Saab dealer network.

If you're wondering how dealerships that struggled to move $30,000 9-3 sedans are going to manage to talk buyers into the driver's seat of a $215,000 C8 Aileron, you're not alone. Odds are the Spykers will serve as halo cars for the rest of the Saab fleet, but there are other hurdles facing the company's plans for expansion – production.

Spyker is a notoriously low-volume manufacturer – we're talking somewhere in the mid-double-digits each year, or about one car per every proposed dealership. Is the company planning on borrowing some of Saab's production might to get a few more models out the door annually? Hard telling. For now, the only real sharing going on between the two automakers is in tiny parts like windshield wiper motors.

[Source: Bloomberg]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      500 Spykers annually would be a massive increase. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      As much as the SPYKER is hand built, I wonder if the prospective clients (mid double digits/yr) just fly over to the Spykers headquarters. I have seen the showrooms here in LA and tahts the only place I have seen SPYKER outside of an autoshow.

      Its just like how the MayBach Design Stdio was installed in select Mercedes Benz Showrooms. And that in itself was a huge investment (gone sour) even for Mercedes Benz dealers.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm, Ford was able to sell Ford GTs through Ford dealers, but most of the time high end buyers seem to prefer high end dealerships. It seems like an odd pairing to put Spyker in Saab dealers. I know Saab dealers need help. I am sure the profit in a Spyker adds up to many Saab sedans. Good luck to Spyker, but odds seem stacked against them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dah! Please hurry. Vancouver awaits you!

      Just a bit better than partnering with Saturn and Isuzu. Yay new owners!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It will take sometime for the relationship to mature but this is a win win for Saab and Spyker.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh thats a great idea. Now customers can feel like any other ordinary schlep while purchasing one of the most exclusive cars on the planet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i just want to see the new 9-5! i have seen the specs and i see it shares it platform with the buick lacrosse-but thats all...the dont share engines and the interiors are vastly different! i think the 9-5 is a beautiful car and is a vast improvement over the last, and it makes from 220-hp to 300-hp!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its a good move for Spyker. Regardless if they move any extra cars it will help get people in the door of Saab Dealerships. I can't tell you how many people ask me weekly "Whats happening with Saab?". Maybe this will get the word out that Saab was bought and is staying around.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Couldn't agree more. The first thought I had was "I want to buy a 9-3 just so I can drool over the Spykers while they perform a service."

        I'm excited to see some cross pollination between the two brands. Spyker influenced halo car for Saab would be sweet!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reckon they'll loan you a C8 dealer car when your 9-5 is in for service?