In the March of 2013, I reported that the B6 Venator will be Spyker's bright future after having a chat with Victor Muller at the Geneva Motor Show. Today, the District Court of Midden-Nederland sent Spyker to bankruptcy, but Muller won't surrender just yet.

We all wanted Spyker to succeed, but after the Saab deal fell through came eviction, and earlier this month — as with so many boutique manufacturers before — bankruptcy.

Now, Spyker issued an official statement, and as you would expect, Victor Muller is not giving up on his dream despite the court handing over his company to the administrator:

None of the ambitions we had when we founded Spyker 15 years ago, has vanished as a result of today's events. In 2000 we set out to establish a super sports car business from scratch with a global distribution and we achieved that. Over the years we undertook some daring ventures that left their marks on the company which in turn contributed to today's demise.

However, I would like to make clear that as far as I am concerned "this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning" to quote Winston Churchill. I will relentlessly endeavour to resurrect Spyker as soon as practically possible and, assuming we will be successful, pursue our goal to merge with a high performance electric aircraft manufacturer and develop revolutionary electric Spykers with disruptive sustainable technology.

This is the moment to express my gratitude to our customers, dealers, suppliers and of course our employees and Board. Their loyalty and support was vital to build the brand over the past decade and a half. They can count on us continuing to live by the Spyker axiom "Nulla Tenaci Invia est Via" (Latin for "For the tenacious no road is impassible").

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