Henrik Fisker has decided to cancel his controversial Project Thunderbolt in the wake of a lawsuit from Aston Martin.
Unveiled at the Amelia Island Concours the car seemed like an instant hit, with a fresh new design grafted onto the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Coupe. The only problem is, Fisker never asked for permission.
Aston Martin subsequently filed a lawsuit against Fisker alleging copyright infringement, saying that the Thunderbolt uses Aston Martin trademark designs without consent.
Now, Fisker has officially announced that the car will not be built. Aston Martin, for its part, is also withdrawing its lawsuit.
The company released a statement stating that, “In view of some apparent misunderstandings surrounding reports of the case, the Parties wish to expressly confirm that the contentions made by AML were those, and only those, made in the lawsuit. The Parties confirm that that they have amicably resolved those matters, as well as any attendant misunderstandings.”
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