Spyker

Spyker's history goes all the way back to 1890 as a carriage builder, and its first automobile was displayed in 1900. Production eventually included sports cars, delivery vans and even airplane engines, but bankruptcy in the '20s ended things. In 2000, the name was revived with the C8 sports coupe boasting a mid-mounted, Audi-sourced V8. The automaker briefly took control of Saab in 2010, but a lack of funds forced it to sell in 2012.


2009 Spyker C8 Aileron
MSRP: $209,990 - $209,990
2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette
MSRP: $209,990 - $209,990
2009 Spyker C8 Spyder
MSRP: $219,990 - $219,990
2007 Spyker C8 Double 12 S
MSRP: $325,560 - $325,560
2007 Spyker C8 Laviolette
MSRP: $278,000 - $278,000
This may be your only chance to watch a Spyker hoon

Ryan Tuerk rings up a 40-second burnout in a Spyker C8 Aileron. Spyker recently went bankrupt, but has defied the odds and announced plans for a comeback, yet again. We've got our doubts about its prospects, but either way, we suspect this will be the first and last chance to see a Spyker hoon.
Court vacates Spyker bankruptcy, plans for merger, Venator and electric cars

Dutch courts have granted Spyker's petition and overturned a previous bankruptcy ruling, paving the way for the exotic automaker to get back in business - with plans to produce the B6 Venator, merge with an electric aircraft manufacturer and produce its first electric vehicle.
Spyker officially declares bankruptcy

Earlier this month, Spyker confirmed that it had entered bankruptcy protection proceedings in the hope of restructuring its finances and getting back on its feet. But now it seems those efforts have failed and those hopes have been dashed as the Dutch automaker has officially been declared bankrupt.
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