we had a tesla S full scale styling buck, very resolved... in our gallery long before the Eterne showed up. if there was any copying going on it was the Tesla (holhauzen), that was copied (inspired, leveraged, borrowed). 95% of Tesla s styling was done before the externe concept ever existed.
"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design