Spyker and Lotus cooperating

Posted on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 , 12:05:13 byEmil

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Spyker and Lotus cooperating

Lotus and Spyker have reached an agreement today for the outline of the intended cooperation, including a Parts and Platform Commonality Agreement, Parts and Accessories Supply Agreement pursuant which Lotus would now provide certain parts for the Spyker’s all-new C8 Aileron super sportscar, plus a concept Design and Engineering Agreement that's relating to the future models from Spyker.

The objective is to be reducing costs of parts, components - sharing technology.

Victor R. Muller, the CEO of Spyker Cars says: “Our company has had a very fruitful cooperation with Lotus, developed over the past four years, relating to engineering services in respect of certain components of our cars, as well as in respect of worldwide certification. Spyker and Lotus have now come to the conclusion that they need to intensify their cooperation to the point that we intend to share parts and platforms, as well as an agreement on the supply of parts. Moreover, Lotus Engineering has become Spyker’s preferred subcontractor in respect of a number of engineering projects relating to the Spyker C8 Aileron and the Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris.”

Michael Kimberley, the CEO of Lotus Cars, continues: “Lotus is very pleased to be identified as Spyker’s preferred Engineering supplier for these unique “high Brand Image” ground breaking cars. We look forward to working with Spyker to expand our global business opportunities, projects and interests for our mutually synergistic Products and Technologies. Lotus Engineering has a great heritage and solid track record in developing innovative solutions for clients and we look forward to using Lotus’ advanced light weight vehicle know-how and vehicle dynamics technology to enable Spyker to establish itself as a dynamic premium automotive player”.