Wanting to be like Ferrari, these sports car manufacturers have even fallen bankrupt

INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - Not all sports car manufacturers can be like Ferrari and Lamborghini. It turns out that many sports car manufacturers went bankrupt in a short time.

The difficulty of selling their sports cars is one of the main reasons why the sports car companies cannot thrive. The reason is that many car enthusiasts of this type are still segmented on existing brands.

Call it Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and so on. Even if there are other choices, they still revolve around sports cars such as Koenigsegg to Pagani. Even Pagani is still having trouble selling. They need an even bigger injection of funds from the Public Investment Fund (PIF), an investment company led by the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman in order to keep operating.

It was not obtained by other sports car companies that eventually went bankrupt. Well, here is the list:

1. | Spyker NV, Netherlands

Spyker NV has a very noble mission, namely to present a sports car made in the Netherlands. Since being founded in 2002 they have produced quite a number of sports cars such as the Spyker C8 Double, Spyker C12 LaTurbie and lastly in 2017 they presented the Spyker C8 Preliator.

They even have a Formula 1 car racing team, Spyker Formula 1. They even compete in the endurance car race, Le Mans 24 Hours with the Spyker Squadron team.

No wonder so many people hope for the success of Spyker NV. Unfortunately, financial difficulties made them fall. They are trying to present two cars at once in 2021. Unfortunately the plan was canceled because the production process was not running. Now Spyker NV has filed for bankruptcy to address the current debt difficulties.

2. | Artega, Germany

It is very difficult to be a sports car manufacturer in a country with such strong car production traditions like Germany. That's what happened to Artega. Since its founding in 2006, Artega has been trying to get investors.

One of the investors they hoped for, a businessman from Asia, actually canceled the funding support. Even though Artega's preparations were very thorough. They asked the famous designer Henrik Fisker to make their flagship sports car Artega GT. Unfortunately no one wants to help Artega sell.

As a result, Artega only has one car, namely the Artega GT. One more thing, even just the Artega Scalo Superelletra concept which is only in the form of an image.

3. | De Tomaso, Italy

De Tomaso is a well-known Italian sports car manufacturer with a long history. Founded in 1950, De Tomaso was initially bought by Maserati. However, sales were so small that it eventually went bankrupt. A businessman, Gian Mario Rossignolo who once joined Fiat, tries to save De Tomaso.

Unfortunately, in the hands of Gian Mario Rossignolo, De Tomaso continued to experience a drastic decline. His attempt to sell De Tomaso to a Chinese billionaire was unsuccessful. As a result, De Tomaso went bankrupt again and until now his name has not been heard again. In fact, De Tomaso has made many legendary sports cars.

4. | Lola Cars, England

Lola Cars International Ltd. is a racing car development company founded in 1958 by Eric Broadley and headquartered in Huntingdon, England. From 1958 until its closing in 2012, Lola was known as one of the oldest racing car manufacturers in the world.

At first the company built a front-engine sports car and then gradually spread its wings to the Formula Junior arena. Having experienced a financial crisis after the Lola MasterCard team failed in F1, the company was then acquired by Martin Birrane in 1998.

After entering the administrative period and declaring themselves bankrupt, Lola Cars finally stopped all their business activities on October 5, 2012.

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