It is over for Spyker Cars. It appears that the luxury company from Netherlands had filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. The cause for this was that the committed bridge funding did unfortunately not reach the company in time. The CEO of Spyker said that this is a result of today's events. The company was founded 15 years ago, when Muller set out to establish a super sports car business from scratch with a global distribution. And in fact, he and his team had great success in achieving this.

He also said that he will make everything possible to resurrect Spyker as soon as practically possible and pursue the goal to merge with a high performance electric aircraft manufacturer for the development of revolutionary electric Spykers with disruptive sustainable technology.

Spyker N.V. is a Dutch based automobile company that produces high-end sports cars. It was founded in 1999 by Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn. Since 2000 the company has been creating exclusive sports cars like the B6 Venator Spyder Concept and the C8 Aileron Spyder.

In the years between 2002 and 2006, Spyker built the C8 Double 12 S. The car was offered with five performance stages ranging from 400 hp (294 kW) to 620 hp (456 kW). From 2002 till 2007, Spyker built the C8 Spyder T which featured a powerplant capable of 525 horsepower (386 kW) and 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 4.0 seconds.

Almost ten years ago, in 2005, Maarten de Bruijn left the company, while a year later the company built the C12 La Turbie with the 500 hp (367 kW) V12 engine. Spyker bought out the Midland F1 team in 2006 entering the motorsport world.

The year after that the company from Netherlands collaborated with the Italian Zagato. The result is the C12 Zagato offering fast speeds, great looks and the trademark roof bubbles. Some consider this the most successful of all Spyker models up to date.

The next seven year Spyker wrote history and released many exclusive cars, and it did that extremely well! We sincerely hope that this is not the end for the company, because we are sure that there is so much more to see from it!

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Source: Spyker