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Melkus

Some 30 years after the last of the 101 Melkus RS1000 sports cars was made in Dresden, the East German sports-car maker is staging a comeback. The new Melkus RS2000 was unveiled at September's Frankfurt Auto Show. Completely hand made, its production will be limited to only 25 vehicles per year. The new model, which will go for about €107,500 ($160,000), was designed as a lightweight vehicle with race-car technology. Established in 1950 in Dresden, Melkus is now run by Sepp Melkus, grandson of the firm's founder, Heinz Melkus. "Our history is very important for our brand," the younger Melkus says. "We live for racing fascination, now in the third generation."