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Lotus Difference - Handmade


In keeping with the Lotus ethos, the Hethel production line is very much a hands-on process. In stark contrast to mass-market manufacturing processes, the Lotus production line uses only one robot for cutting composite components such as carbon fibre crash structures and one computer-controlled jig for accurately bonding sills to bodywork. All other parts of the process are carried out as they always have been: by hand, using a small but exceptionally talented and dedicated team.

Every stage of the production process is accompanied by a stringent set of checks and quality controls to ensure the hand-built production methods which are so important to Lotus owners are seamlessly integrated with levels of quality control matching any mass-produced rivals.