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Fisker cans Thunderbolt after Aston legal threat

Fisker cans Thunderbolt after Aston legal threat

 

ASTON MARTIN HAS dropped its lawsuit against Henrik Fisker after coming to an ‘agreement’ over his Thunderbolt design concept.

 

Aston Martin had called the prototype an unauthorised copy of its designs and “wholly unacceptable”. Aston took issue with several elements of the Thunderbolt’s styling, including its logo.

 

However, a joint statement has confirmed that the two sides have now come to an agreement. The statement confirms that “Henrik Fisker has decided that ‘Project Thunderbolt’ will not be produced” and “Aston Martin will withdraw the lawsuit”.

 

The statement confirms that all matters have been resolved amicably and there will be no further comment.

 

At the time the lawsuit was issued, Aston said in a statement: “This lawsuit centres on Henrik Fisker’s creation and promotion of automobiles that Aston Martin contends infringes Aston Martin’s rights, by an improper and unauthorised attempt to exploit and freeride off them.

 

Fisker is a former Aston Martin design boss and was responsible for the DB9 and the V8 Vantage. He left in 2004 to form Fisker Automotive, which filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

 

The Thunderbolt was shown at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida last month

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