Spyker has come out of its latest financial crisis with plans to merge with Volta Volare and create electric cars and planes, says Victor Muller.
Victor Muller isn’t a man who gives up, and considering the woes that have befallen Spyker, it’s a good thing.
Late last year we reported that Spyker had been made bankrupt, but that was overturned at the start of 2015, since when Spyker has been in moratorium as it sought to deal with an outstanding creditor. But now all seems to have been resolved, and Victor Muller is once more bullish about the future of Spyker.
Victor Muller says that Spyker is now a healthy, debt-free enterprise and ready to move forward with the next stage of its story, which includes a merger with electric aircraft maker Volta Volare.
That seems to imply that Spyker’s future will be with electric cars rather than petrol-engined ones, as Muller says:
Spyker is back with a vengeance and we look forward to a bright future for the company I founded 15 years ago and which is now set to build sensationally elegant and classy (electric) motorcars and electric planes for decades to come.
What that means for the appealing – and affordable, by Spyker standards – Spyker B6 Venator (and Venator Spyder), we’re not entirely sure. It was meant to get the engine from the Lotus Evora (which now has up to 400bhp) but perhaps Muller is planning to turn it in to super quick electric sports car?
No doubt we will be hearing more of Victor’s plans now he’s back in business.