In 2006, they were reopened again by Peter Melkus, the grandson of Heinz. With the goal of restarting production of an all-new RS 2000, plans were made for a production run of just 25 units a year at a price of around €115,000 each. Engine choices included a Toyota
1.8-liter turbocharged four pot or a VW 2.0-liter turbo. If the RS 2000 looks familiar to you, then you're not alone; it's based on the Lotus Elise
. Along with gullwing doors, the reborn Melkus looked to be a winning combination of power, lightweight, and exotic. Unfortunately the automaker has just filed for bankruptcy in a Dresden court due to a lack of cash.