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Paternity Quest: The Mystery behind the Spyker B6

by on 12 April 2013 in Boutique Brands Miscellaneous Features

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Adding international intrigue to the Geneva Motor Show this year was Dutch sportscar manufacturer Spyker. The little marque that could has survived grandiose yet failed efforts to purchase an F1 team and then later a sickly Swedish maker of hyper eccentric automobiles known as Saab. Each of those strategies proved unfruitful so the focus has […] More…

Piech Hints at Adding More Brands to Volkswagen Portfolio

by on 8 February 2013 in Audi News

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It never fails that comments made by Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tend to be dissected to a level nearly unparalleled in the auto industry. Piech is the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and the main man behind notable happenings as Audi’s move to quattro and the Porsche 917. He’s been the main catalyst for the […] More…

Lotus Recently Considered as Volkswagen Group Acquisition

by on 2 November 2012 in Boutique Brands Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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When it comes to purchasing a boutique brands and injecting them with the resources of a global automotive giant without breaking down their root DNA, no one quite does it like Audi parent, the Volkswagen Group. Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti have all been brought back from either archaic product and practices to full on brink of destruction and are all alive and thriving today. Given these three, we’re always curious what would come of acquisition of any of our favorite boutique brands and one of those is Lotus.

Cruel Summer for Audi-Powered Boutique Brands – Gumpert, Melkus, Artega and Spyker

by on 5 September 2012 in Boutique Brands

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The industry of boutique sports car makers isn’t exactly one known for longevity. Such cars are often automotive eccentricities made for the super rich. Often they’re wildly designed or brutally fast… sometimes they’re both and surprisingly sometimes they’re neither. As enthusiasts we’re  fascinated by them, and particularly those using Audi components. But, that doesn’t change […] More…