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Peter Stevens has had an extraordinary career as an automotive designer that has seen him work with Lotus, Lamborghini, MG Rover, Prodrive, BMW and many others. He also designed the body for Gordon Murray’s sensational McLaren F1 hypercar and is currently writing the complete story of another of his high-performance landmarks – the Jaguar XJR-15.
At Lotus, where he was chief designer for five years, he was responsible for the revised Esprit and Eclat, and the 1980s Elan. He held the same role at McLaren and later at Lamborghini. He undertook consultancy work for Prodrive, BMW, Williams and Toyota. He also became Visiting Professor of Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art.
In the motor racing world, he was responsible for the exterior design and interior ergonomics for the 1999 Le Mans-winning BMW LM99. He was also retained by a large number of teams over the years to design their racing liveries.
Philip Porter: ‘Chatting with Peter is a fascinating experience. There does not appear to be anybody in the automotive world that he does not know or has not worked with. He is a superb and amusing speaker.’