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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Spyker Rises From the Grave; Plans to Merge With American Airplane Company
It’s been a tumultuous few years for Dutch automaker Spyker. After a series of mishaps from CEO Victor Muller, some unsettled debts, and a few assets having to find a new home, it looks like the marque is back on its feet—and completely free of debt.
“Spyker is back with a vengeance and we look forward to a bright future of the company I founded 15 years ago,” said CEO Victor Muller in a very profound statement. And the profoundness doesn’t stop there.
With new life, Spyker is looking to find a business partner in American aircraft manufacturer Volta Volare. Never heard of it? The Portland, Oregon-based company doesn’t have a deep history, but it does claim to build the “most efficient, lowest emissions aircraft on or above the Earth.” So it has that going for it, which is nice.
Additionally, the company could be partnering with a battery manufacturer—you may remember that Spyker and Chinese investors Youngman struck a deal in 2013 worth around $33 million. That initial investment was set to be used towards the D12 Paris-to-Peking SUV (pictured above) before Spyker found itself bankrupt again.
At the end of the day, Spyker seems to be back on its feet, headed in the right direction, and hopefully bringing cars like the B6 Venator (above) to market. Though, that last part remains to be seen.