Lotus Snags Ferrari Designer
By Greg Migliore
Donato Coco will take over as director of design for the British company on Jan. 4. He follows in the path of new Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, who was a sales executive for Ferrari.
Coco also worked for Citroën, where he rose to chief designer. He was responsible for the Xsara, the Picasso, the C3 and other cars.
Russell Carr remains head of Lotus design, and he will continue to work on Lotus cars and its third-party projects.
“Lotus has a reputation for designing evocative sports cars, and it is a great honor to take on these responsibilities and challenges,” Coco said in a statement.
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