The Dutch car manufacturer Spyker, which has been comatose in recent years, has found a new lender in the form of a wealthy Russian. There will be a factory in Trier and an experience center in Monaco.
According to Spyker, this new development will allow them to put into production not only the C8 Preliator, which was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, but also the D8 Beijing-to-Paris SUV and the B6 Venator. The first new Spyker to go into production is the C8 Preliator.
The Spyker Group has teamed up with motorsport company BR Engineering, SMP Racing and Milan Morady’s marketing company. BR Engineering and SMP Racing are owned by Russian oligarch Boris Rotenberg, while Milan Morady is owned by Rotenberg’s business partner Mikhail Pessis. According to Victor Muller, “tens of millions” are involved in the scheme.
Spyker will establish an after-sales department and service facilities in the new German factory, which will also serve the owners of the 265 Spyker road cars built to date. The opening of a new ‘Flagship Store’ is also planned in Monaco in 2021, to be followed by several dealers worldwide. Spyker ran into serious financial problems after taking over Saab from General Motors in 2010, putting the company out of business. The automaker returned in 2015, but continued to struggle with financial problems.
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