January 31, 2009

Spyker going strong in spite of global recession

Filed under: Automobiles by Eric @ 11:48 am

While other car manufacturers world-wide are struggling to survive and hoping on governmental support to help them through the current recession, Dutch car manufacturer Spyker puts out a press release stating that in 2008 they almost doubled their production compared to 2007. And it doesn’t stop here: “Overall, we are optimistic that we will see a further increase in production and our distribution network this year”, says Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Chief Executive Officer.

There aren’t too many Dutch car manufacturers and despite its historical background, Spyker is a relative newcomer. Establishing these results in a very competitive niche market, in which even Porsche and Ferrari are considered to be cars for the common people, is definitely a feat that calls for a big thumbs up!

Photo of a Spyker C12 Zagato by Joosthug, some rights reserved.

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July 19, 2007

New Dutch car brand: Hansen

Filed under: Automobiles,Dutch first by Orangemaster @ 8:59 pm

After Donkervoort, Carver and Spyker, the Netherlands now has a new car maker, Hansen. Founder Giel Hansen plans to build real sports cars without all the fancy electronics. As well, they are also working hard on a custom built car, designed by Ernesto Freitas of Portugal. The car will be road ready as well as suitable for race circuits. Hansen is currently working on a first test car, which will debut this winter. Five cars will be built for a price of EUR 225,000 excluding taxes.

(Link: zibb)

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