German sports car manufacturer, Melkus, declared insolvency earlier on today. German press sources have revealed that Melkus filed with the Dresden district court for bankruptcy. It appears that sales volumes for the Melkus RS2000 were not enough to help the company stay afloat. Melkus had hoped to produce 25 hand built examples per year.
Historically, the company manufactured single seat racing cars and sport cars between 1959 and 1986 from its facility in Dresden, Germany. During this time it produced one road car, the Melkus RS1000. Since 2006, the company had been relaunched with a new road car, the Melkus RS2000.
The Melkus RS2000 was powered by a two-liter turbo-engine with a six-speed gearbox and 325hp. It featured a unique design incorporating gullwing doors and a classic GT-shape. The suspension consisted of an aluminium frame with a monocoque and double wishbones at front and rear.
The company plans to reorganise and look at starting afresh.