Trying to establish a new supercar firm is something that’s fraught with risk - just look at all the companies that have come and gone while trying to take on the likes of Porsche and Ferrari. And now, it looks as though the cutthroat supercar business world might be about to claim its latest victim: Spyker.
According to Autoblog.nl, the company’s staff haven’t even been paid this month, and while employee pay has been delayed in the past, it sounds as though investment would need to come in before anyone gets a penny. Since that’s not likely, Spyker’s future is looking dicey indeed.
Spyker Cars was founded in 1999, using the brand name of a Dutch car and aircraft manufacturer which operated from 1880 to 1926. Since its inception, the company has produced the C8 (pictured above in its current ‘Aileron’ guise), using Audi powerplants mounted in the middle.
Sales have been low - in 2013 it sold just two cars - so this fresh trouble for the company sadly doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Earlier in the year, Spyker almost had to sell its assets to cover a tax debt, which it was able to settle at the last minute.
We’ll keep you updated on any developments, but the future certainly doesn’t look bright at Spyker, which is a shame indeed.