MELKUS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
Slow sales force tiny German sports car maker to file for insolvency
The company is reported to have filed for insolvency at a district court in Germany following slow sales for its Lotus Elise-based RS2000 sports car.
Created as a successor to the 1969 Melkus RS1000, the GRP-bodied, Gullwing door-equipped RS2000 has been built to order in 325hp GT trim or 375hp GTS trim with a price tag of over 100,000 Euros.
Melkus Sportwagen GmbH has around 10 employees at their factory in Dresden.
The company says a recovery is "well within the bounds of possibility" and is currently searching for investors in an effort to continue.