The partiesâ€™ objective is to reduce costs of parts and components by sharing technology.
Spyker Cars from The Netherlands and Lotus Cars from England have today signed a Parts and Accessories Supply Agreement, which includes a Parts and Platform Commonality Agreement (PPCA). Lotus will supply the Dutch exotic car maker with parts for its new C8 Aileron long-wheel based super sports car and a concept Design and Engineering Agreement relating to all future Spijker models.
At first glance, a parts sharing agreement is maybe not earth shaking but the WCF newsroom is wondering which parts and platforms the two car marques could share? Its not as if Lotus currently has a similar car in its line-up even if the Eagle project will be unveiled this summer.
Victor R. Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars said: “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, CEO of Lotus Cars, added: “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.”