TheManufacuturer.com has a fantastic video of a Tony Shute presentation on the design decisions and the development process that went into the creation of the Lotus Evora. It a bit tech heavy and quite long (38 min) but is definitely worth the watch and I guarantee that it will absolutely delight the engineer inside you.
Some of the highlights:
- Went from a clean sheet to final production in 27 months The front crash structure was designed and tested independent of the rest of the car
- The aluminum wishbones on both sides of the front and the rear uppers use the same tooling
- Headlight tooling was developed in China but uses UK parts
- Radiator acts as a front wing and generates downforces
- Main chassis consists of 20 extrusions
- Prototypes were built on the manufacturing line