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Spyker Is Back (Again) But Not In The Way We Were Hoping For

Perhaps it should have just accepted its fate?

We’ve been down this road before, and each time Spyker barely managed to save itself. Spyker was doing fairly well since its 1999 revival by Victor Muller until the day in 2010 it made an ill-fated attempted to buy Saab. Actually, the trouble started before that in 2006 when it took over an F1 team, which ain’t cheap. Last December, the Dutch-based boutique supercar company officially filed for bankruptcy protection. Things weren’t looking good and the end appeared to be near.

Today, however, Spyker has just announced that it’s found a savior: Volta Volare, a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of electric airplanes. According to Muller, "Spyker is back with a vengeance and we look forward to a bright future for the company…which is now set to build sensationally elegant and classy (electric) motorcars and electric planes for decades to come." Yes, electric cars. Although we’ve yet to receive official confirmation on this, though it seems quite clear, gone are the Audi-sourced V8 engines used in models like the C8. Does this mean Spyker will now only build electric supercars? Let us know your thoughts.

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