During the Dany Bahar era, Lotus teamed up with French artist Gérard Rancinan to create a series of photographs which "aim to capture the essence of Lotus' evolution."
Dubbed Metamorphosis, the collection of seven pictures (one each of the Esprit, Elan, Elite, Elise and Eterne as well as two montages) were unveiled at a VIP event in Los Angeles alongside this book written by French author Caroline Gaudriault.
At the time, according to Dany Bahar, "Lotus is currently going through a complete metamorphosis and at times it can be a real challenge to communicate the transition of a brand, especially one as iconic as Lotus." He added, "When the idea was presented to me, I couldn't resist. Gérard is an exceptional artist, I have followed his work closely over the years and I felt instinctively that he would be the perfect person to demonstrate our vision and encapsulate the spirit of our brand with his images. People are in for a real treat when they see all seven."
This book is now out of print and I believe Lotus Silverstone have the last stock available from this often discussed period in the history of Lotus Cars. Any avid collector of all things Lotus should have this book in their collection.