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SEAT, a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Catalonia, Spain.It was founded on May 9, 1950, by the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), a state-owned industrial holding company. Since 1986 it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group.

The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at SEAT's industrial complex in Martorell near Barcelona. By 2000 annual production peaked at over 500,000 units; in total up to 2006, over 16 million cars have been produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant,with three-quarters of the annual production being exported to over seventy countries worldwide.

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Spyker Cars is a Dutch sports car marque.The modern Spyker Cars holds the legal rights to the brand name.The company's motto is "Nulla tenaci invia est via", which is Latin for "For the tenacious, no road is impassable".The marque's logo displays the piston engine of an airplane, a reference to the historic Spyker company which manufactured aircraft.In an attempt to save Spyker from bankruptcy, Swedish Automobile in September 2011, announced the immediate sale of Spyker to American private equity and hedge fund North Street Capital for €32 million ($41 million).However, it has since been revealed that the transaction did not occur leaving the future of Spyker uncertain.

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TVR is an independent British manufacturer of high-end sports cars. The company manufactures lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one time, the third-largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world, offering a diverse range of coupés and convertibles.

The company is planning to bring a range of new cars to market from 2019 with partners Gordon Murray and Cosworth. It will start by introducing the second generation of the Griffith in the market.

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Venturi Automobiles is a French-founded Monegasque-based multinational automotive manufacturer that designs, manufactures, and sells luxury electric vehicles.

Founded in 1984 by engineers Claude Poiraud and Gérard Godfroy as MVS (Manufacture de Voitures de Sport), the company's purpose was to compete in the "Grand Tourisme" market. This was only the most recent post-war attempt at building a sporty luxury car in France, following in the footsteps of Facel Vega, Monica, and Ligier.As with its predecessors, Venturi was immediately faced with many challenges ranging from an unknown name to its under-capitalized and under-staffed state. Venturi did nonetheless manage to continue in production for nearly sixteen years, declaring bankruptcy in 2000. In 2001, Monegasque Gildo Pallanca Pastor purchased Venturi, and decided to focus on electric-powered engines. This change of direction led to the limited-production Fétish.

In December 2009, Venturi announced its acquisition of French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan. The acquisition would effectively allow Venturi to enter the motorcycle market. In August 2011, Venturi announced the creation of Venturi North America, based in Columbus, Ohio. Venturi North America was primarily created as a research and development center, and as such, maintains a close working relationship with the Center for Automotive Research.

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The VUHL 05 is a lightweight sports car in the B-segment, first presented in 2013 at the Royal Automobile Club in London.At the beginning of its production, the car was assembled in Canada, tested in the United States and United Kingdom and returned to Mexico, where the final detail work was done,In July 2015, the production of the vehicle was set up at a new plant in Querétaro.

The body of the car is made of reinforced RTM plastic, with carbon fiber as an option, mounted on a subsidized aluminum chassis (aluminum honeycomb with 6061-T6 aluminum extrusions). It has a 240-hp 2,000 cc four-cylinder engine, with an option of 285 HP similar to the previous one but with an optimized induction system and re-calibrated ECU. It is at a distance of 110 millimetres (4.3 in) from the ground and its static weight distribution is 37% at the front and 63% at the back. With the 285 HP engine it reaches a maximum speed of 245 kilometres per hour (152 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, it also achieves a braking of 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) to 0 in 31.6 meters (104 ft), thanks to perforated front brake discs 310 millimetres (12 in) and ventilated 280 millimetres (11 in) brake discs in the rear.

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Wiesmann GmbH was a German automobile manufacturer that specialized in hand-built custom convertibles. The company, which had its factory in Dülmen, was founded by brothers, engineer Martin Wiesmann and businessman Friedhelm Wiesmann, in 1988. The business was liquidated in May 2014.

The company's first roadster left the workshop in 1993. By 2006, they were producing the Wiesmann MF 3 and MF 30 roadsters and the Wiesmann GT MF 4 coupé, all of which utilized engine and transmission components supplied by BMW. The company, which made around 180 hand-built cars each year, used a gecko logo because they claimed their cars "stick to the road like geckos to a wall"

Weismann planned to begin exporting vehicles to the USA by 2010, however, factors including a poor exchange rates and the high costs of modifying and testing cars in order to make them road-legal in the US stymied these plans.On August 14, 2013 Wiesmann filed for insolvency at the local court in Münster.Four months later Weismann's management board filed to dismiss the insolvency proceedings due to abolition of the insolvency reasons while the creditors’ meeting was also postponed.Following unsuccessful talks with CMMW, a UK-based consortium that was interested in taking over Wiesmann and resuming production, the company was permanently closed a month later in May 2014.