Oliver Winterbottom is one of Britain's most famous automotive designers. He has worked with Lotus and TVR, designing the second generation Lotus Elite, the Lotus Eclat, the Lotus M90, (X100) and the TVR Tasmin. Oliver also was head of development for the V8 engine used within the Esprit, project 918. Currently he is an automotive consultant, and also acts as membership director for the Coalition of Small Volume Automobile Manufacturers.
As of December 2008 Oliver is working as a consultant for SAIC Motors in Shanghai China.