In 2010 Miroslav Dimitrov had the very rare and incredible privilege to join Lotus Cars in Hethel, England in a historical moment for the company.
The ambitious management of the famous British car manufacturer (the 3rd most successful Formula 1 team after Ferrari and McLaren) had a plan to restore its name and glory. The first step was presenting a portfolio of concept cars to the public showcasing it’s future model lineup.
The future product range of Lotus Cars as presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010.
The first challenge for Miroslav and the small but very talented team headed by Donato Coco was to come up with proposals for each of the 6 models in the future product range. Designed and made in the record 10 months the concept cars were ready for public reveal at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The exceptional amount of work delivered by the whole team at Lotus Cars was rewarded by the overwhelming response generated by the public – a historical moment for the British company and the car industry in general.
Being a key member of the design team, Miroslav Dimitrov was heavily involved in almost every project Lotus presented at the Paris Motor Show. That includes: The initial concept chosen for Lotus Elise, Lotus Eterne Concept (designed together with Mihai Panaitescu) and of course interior work for no less than 4 show cars.
The Lotus Eterne Concept designed by Miroslav and his colleague Mihai displayed at the Paris Motor Show.
Lotus Esprit Concept Car Interior featuring seats designed by Miroslav Dimitrov.
LA Auto Show 2010 – The Hollywood actress Sharon Stone sitting in the Lotus Esprit Concept car with seats designed by Miroslav Dimitrov.
Development sketches of the Lotus Esprit/Elan seat designs.
Other seat designs featured in the Show Cars.
Lotus Elise scale model proposal.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Brian May from “Queen” standing by the side of Lotus Esprit Concept Car just minutes after the public reveal.
Metamorphosis – Lotus Elan Artwork by Gérard Rancinan.
Miroslav with the Lotus Design Team in Hethel (middle of the photo). October 2010.