Spyker Cars

Spyker Cars N.V. [ Spɛi̯ kəʁ ː ] was a Dutch company that built exclusive sports cars and also a short time engaged in Formula 1. The company motto (see emblem) was: " Nulla Tenaci invia est via " (Latin: For the Tenacious no road is impassable ). The company appealed to the tradition of the previous manufacturer Spyker.


In 1999, the sports car manufacturer of the multi-millionaire Victor R. Muller, Spyker Automobielen or under the name of Spyker Cars was revived.

As a partner in the development, design and production, also participated in the Wilhelm Karmann GmbH. The production facility for racing and road cars was built in Zeewolde and in a small series Spyker C8 is manufactured since the autumn of 2005, the sports car. For cost reasons, the installation of street cars is carried out at a foreign company in Coventry since the end of 2009. Using a webcam, the customer can follow the construction of his vehicle on the Internet.

In September 2006, Spyker bought the Formula 1 racing team Midland F1 and went in 2007 as Spyker F1 at the start. The team was sold after one year because of financial difficulties again and now occurs as Force India.

After the Swedish sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg had received a takeover of Saab Automobile distance, killed himself in December 2009 Spyker potential buyers this week. On 26 January 2010, the former owner General Motors announced the completion of a definitive agreement for the sale of Saab Automobile to Spyker. The company was transferred to a successor company called Saab Spyker Automobiles, at the General Motors preferred shares worth 324 million U.S. dollars ( USD) received.

In February 2011, Spyker announced its intention to sell the loss-making sports car business to private investors. We plan to fifteen million euros to redeem for transfer of ownership and can participate with up to seventeen millions euros at the company's future success. This is to debt and future capital requirements are reduced, also wanted to focus on the participation Saab. The transaction should be completed within six months in the form of a sale of all assets of the sports car business ( asset deal).

End of March 2011 began suppliers because of outstanding debts of the subsidiary Saab to supply components to their assembly plant Trollhättan set. Saab had then in the first week of April, the automotive assembly temporarily stop. After the failure of Saab by selling assets to become liquid again, tried to speak Spyker Chinese investors. An early May announced in due entry of the auto maker Huatai engine did not come due to lack of permits to pass. On May 16, instead joined the car retail group Pang Da as a potential investor in appearance and announced their intention of acquiring a 24 percent stake in Spyker. On June 16, 2011 Spyker Cars changed N.V. its name to Swedish Automobile N.V..

Sale of Spyker Cars

The sale of its Spyker Cars of the Swedish Automobile NV (formerly Spyker Cars NV ) has already announced twice. However, the acquisitions failed by the investors CPP Global Holdings and North Street Capital for unknown reasons. Thus informed on 29 September 2011 with Swedish Automobile that has been agreed with the U.S. investor North Street Capital on an agreement to purchase the sports car maker Spyker. The planned purchase price should be at € 32 million. With the proceeds of outstanding debt to the fund Tenaci Capital to be paid. Victor Muller, Spyker Cars of the previously initiated, is to retain the leadership of the company after the acquisition.

Sale of Saab Automobile

On October 28, 2011 it was announced that the two Chinese companies Youngman and Pang Da will take over 100 percent of the shares of Saab by the parent company Swedish Automobile for 100 million euros.

On 19 December 2011, the subsidiary Saab Automobile filed an application for insolvency. Was preceded by that the former parent company General Motors refused to agree to the use of various patents.


  • Spyker C8
  • C8 Laviolette (closed, named after the former Spyker technicians Joseph Laviolette )
  • C8 Spyder ( Roadster )
  • C8 Spyder T ( Turbo)
  • C8 Aileron
  • Spyker C12
  • Spyker C12 Zagato ( small series of 24 pieces, 2008)


  • Spyker D12 Peking -to- Paris
  • Spyker C12 La Turbie (named after the 1922 won by Spyker hillclimb La Turbie )
  • Spyker B6 Venator ( Geneva Motor Show 2013)