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PostSubject: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:53 am

Well, someone has bought out Spyker...

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Britain has a new supercar manufacturer to call its own today as Coventry-based CPP has announced a deal to buy the Spyker sports car brand.
Coachbuilder CPP Global Holdings has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the assets of the Spyker luxury sports car company from Spyker Cars N.V. - the Dutch holding company that currently operates the Spyker and Saab Automobile businesses - for 32 million euros (27m).

CPP has produced chassis and body panels for Spyker since the brand's resurrection in 2000 and, in 2009, signed an agreement with Spyker to build the C8 Aileron (which will now get a Corvette-sourced V8) and all future Spyker models in their entirety at a new facility in Coventry.

"This acquisition is very positive news for everyone connected to Spyker," says Brendan O'Toole, Managing Director of CPP Global Holdings. "We're absolutely confident that independent ownership will enable us to rapidly progress an invigorated business plan, to which CPP is fully committed.

"Production of the new Spyker flagship supercar, the C8 Aileron, is progressing well and we are ramping up production of customer cars at our new purpose-built facility in Coventry. We have well-developed plans to expand the product range further, and the future for the Spyker brand is incredibly exciting."


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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:55 am

I fudging love that!

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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:57 am

I hope it sounds as good as it looks
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:00 am

TBH i think it'll lose some of the mentalness (is that a word) previous Spykers have had...

We had a Spyker/Kournisegg main dealer in Cheltenham one year... they literally built a show room and only opened during Cheltenham Races!

Went and had a nose round... Interiors are just insane!

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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:03 am

The interiors are awesome. Lots of turned aluminium and exposed gear linkages IIRC Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:09 am

Gurt Lush...



More dials that Woz's car and more toggle switches than the average nuclear submarine!

Shame the huge chuff off warning sticker ruins it!

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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:11 am

At a quick glance it looks like one of Jaguars many concept cars that never go into production.

Interior (imo) looks awful.
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:17 am

Nom nom nom, beats the Satchshift hands down. Was going to say those stickers would need to GTF!
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:26 am

Masher wrote:

Interior (imo) looks awful.

It does... but it's just so awful that it's awesome. If that works.

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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:26 am

Ive never liked their interiors really. Lovely cars to look at and completely mental!
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:29 am

Not a fan of the interior either but could live with it lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:32 am

I think it would be better if the interior wasnt all red
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:35 am

I like all the red Embarassed I like the S2000s with all red too though Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Return of the British Sports car?   Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:37 am

Yeh think the colour is its main problem.

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