Melkus Files for Bankruptcy
Yet another small sportscar maker has found out that it’s hard to sell cars worth €150,000 ($185,000) if people don’t know who you are. A German company called Melkus has reportedly filed for bankruptcy with district courts in Dresden.
The German company has been hoping to sell a lightweight sportscar called the RS2000. It had Lotus-ish styling, gullwing doors and a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 300 horsepower or more. But with the crisis biting down hard in Europe since the RS2000 was launched at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, it’s not surprising they didn’t see the 25 units per year they wanted to.
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