Former colleagues and industry executives paid tribute to Lotus design chief Peter Horbury, who has died at age 73.
Horbury, probably best known for turning around Volvo design, died on Thursday in China, according to multiple sources.
"He passed away earlier this week while visiting colleagues in China, doing what he has always done -- leading, inspiring and mentoring others to challenge conventions and be the best that they can be," Lotus said in a statement.
"He was a proper giant in car design. Everybody knew Peter. There will be a pain felt throughout the industry because of this," Sam Livingstone, who is director of consultancy Car Design Research, told Automotive News Europe.