世爵 NV -- the Dutch supercar maker that was hurt by its acquisition of 萨博 from 通用汽车 -- was today declared bankrupt even as founder and CEO Victor Muller vowed to revive the company.
A Dutch district court ended a temporary moratorium of payments granted Dec. 2. The court placed 世爵 and its wholly owned subsidiaries Spyker Automobielen和 Spyker 大事记 &品牌化为接管者。
The court made the decision because planned bridge funding did not reach the company in time, 世爵 said.
"As far as I am concerned 这不是结束。这甚至还没开始结尾。但这也许是开始的结尾,”穆勒在声明中说，引用了前英国首相丘吉尔（Winston Churchill）1942年的讲话，该国赢得了第二次世界大战与德国的关键战役。
"I will relentlessly endeavor to resurrect 世爵 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 世爵s with disruptive sustainable technology," Muller said.
世爵 was formed in 2000 to resurrect an early 20th century Dutch auto marque. Last month a Dutch court ordered 世爵 to leave its factory in the Netherlands after it fell some 125,000 euros ($155,000) into arrears on its rent.
A U.S. court dismissed the company's $3 billion lawsuit against GM earlier this year. 世爵 had accused GM of derailing its plan to sell 萨博 to a different Chinese buyer from the one that subsequently bought it. 世爵 bought 萨博 from GM in 2010 but could not revive the Swedish automaker.