Spyker has announced that the Dutch supercar manufacturer has completely paid General Motors for the purchase of Saab. The purchase was split into two payments, the last of which was due on July 15, but Spyker opted to send the full $24 million to Detroit ahead of time. The builder of the C8 Aileron says that the funds originated from internal sources, and that the company didn’t have to take on any additional debt because of the early payment.
The move is the latest in Spyker’s plan to resurrect Saab from its withered state. Recently, the company has said that it plans to broaden and firm up the Saab dealer network here in the US. At the same time, production of the C8 Aileron will ramp up as well, possibly to dovetail with the company’s plan to sell the supercar alongside standard Saab models. Full press release is here.