We left behind 2021 that despite 2020’s disastrous improvement, it can’t be said that it was a great year. Now, in the early stages of 2022, prices for new cars, according to data from the Spanish federations, will rise by nearly 1,000 euros, as the registration tax has melted, there are new traffic regulations, and the shortage of semiconductors remains a major problem. The problem and car sales haven’t improved much after a full year after the toughest part of the pandemic.
We can say that a complicated year is coming, although everything can change and turn into an extraordinary year, right? We’ll see how it all progresses, but at least, we’ll start with good news, or at least, with news that looks good. apparently, Spyker, the Dutch sports car manufacturer, which tried to stay with Saab and thus took off, will start manufacturing again in 2022.
It was a group of investors led by Michael Bessis and Boris Rothenberg that injected capital into bringing Spyker back from the dead. Michail Pessis is co-owner of SMP Racing Monaco and Milan Morady SA, located in Luxembourg, as well as R-Compnay located in Germany. Boris, for his part, owns BR Engineering and co-owns SMP Racing with Michail. Besides them, there are more investors, but their names have not been revealed, what has been reported is that a new company called Spyker Ltd will be created. , headed by Victor R. Mueller, former CEO of Spyker.
The partnership agreement is the starting point for rebuilding Spyker as a sports car manufacturer with an ever stronger foundation and access to ever better technical and financial resources to achieve our ambitious business goals. In a world dominated by electricity, there is a constant demand for true sports cars, ones that torment all the senses. We will continue to serve that particular group of enthusiasts. Of course we will offer hybrid solutions on our future models, but the V8 ICE will remain at the heart of every Spyker for many years to come.” – Victor R. Muller, CEO of Spyker
The news was reported by Carbuzz portal, a digital magazine that also states that the entire agreement was completed and signed in mid-December 2021, creating the Spyker Group Foundation. All production in this new adventure of the Dutch manufacturer will remain true to its beginnings, that is, they will continue to manufacture sports cars with their own personality and entirely by hand.
During 2022, there are plans to launch three new models: the Spyker C8 Preliator, the Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris, and the Spyker B6 Venator. Cars that will have elements manufactured, for example, in Russia, such as carbon fiber for their chassis and other elements and engineering, will also have their roots in Russia, although Germany will play an important role in this department. However, the final assembly of the cars will take place at a new plant built in the Netherlands and the staff is expected to consist of all ex-employees who can be persuaded. The economic issue will be controlled by Luxembourg.
Suppose that all the mentioned cars have already been presented as prototypes or have already been manufactured. The C8 Preliator, for example, was introduced in 2016 and has 50 suspension units made by Lotus Engineering and an Audi Turbo engine with more than 520 horsepower. The following year, in 2017, a convertible chassis was introduced that is perhaps the version that the new Spyker wants to put into circulation.
On the other hand, if we focus on the next named model, the Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris, it is a prototype that was introduced in 2013 and is an SUV. It became known about a year and a half before the purchase of SAAB and the disaster that followed, after which the Chinese company Youngman made an investment to complete the engineering process but the project did not move forward.
The latest in contention is the Spyker B6 Venator, a project that was introduced in 2013 and was supposed to be ready for production by the end of 2014. It has been speculated that it was based on the Lotus Evotra and that it wouldn’t be any bigger than the Porsche Boxster, and its lighter weight thanks to its built-in chassis. carbon fibres. The V6 block was also positioned in the center rear position. Spider is also planned
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