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Spyker’s Comeback Is Over Following CEO’s Bankruptcy

Spyker’s CEO and entrepreneur never got some of the promised investments and has halted his activities


  • Spyker’s plans included two supercars and one SUV.

  • This means the superb C8 Preliator Spyder may never see the light of day.


Spyker has had quite the sorted history. Founded in 1999 in the Netherlands, Spyker has created a number of cars including the best-known C8. Over the years, the company has owned Saab, lost millions of dollars, and filed for bankruptcy protection. Despite all of this, including efforts to restructure, they did manage to build a few hundred cars over the years however they are back once again out of money.

Spyker’s current bankruptcy was confirmed by the company’s CEO and entrepreneur Victor Muller. The exotic carmaker had announced plans to introduce a pair of supercars as well as an SUV following new investments. These vehicles would have been the C8 Preliator, the B6 Venator, and the D8 Peking-to-Dakar SUV.

Spyker C8 Preliator | Photo Spyker via Facebook

Although Spyker is on “hold”, Muller said that it won’t prevent him from seeking further investments, as reported by Autocar. He also stated: “I had hoped to be able to avert this. It’s the very last thing I wanted. But curator [Willem Jan van Andel of Spyker Events, a subsidiary of Spyker] has no more patience. I can imagine that.”

Given Spyker’s history, we won’t be surprised to hear from them again in the future. In the meantime, we can at least appreciate the design efforts put forth by the car company.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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