Lotus Cars, a British sports car manufacturer, has just recently launched Lotus Emira. The supercar lined up as a sports car successor to the three previous Lotus sports cars dubbed Elise, Exige, and Evora.
Not only that, but the Lotus Emira is also the last car manufacturer made by Colin Chapman with an internal combustion engine. After Emira, Lotus Cars will only develop and manufacture electric sports cars and supercars.
The Last of The Kin
“Emira is a car game-changer for Lotus,” said Matt Windle, Managing Director of Lotus Cars, quoted from the official Lotus release.
“This car is a junior supercar with all the thrill and distracting characteristics of Lotus cars but with comfort and functionality for everyday use,” added Windle.
Lotus Emira is built using the Sports Car Architecture platform and is designed to follow the Lotus Evija design language.
The interior is very different from previous Lotus cars. Starting from the dashboard panel to the design of the steering wheel. Lotus Emira is equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system with connectivity functions and the latest technology.
The supercar gets two engine options, the supercharged V6 engine from the Lotus Evora and the new turbo four-cylinder engine. What came first was the First Edition variant with a supercharged V6 engine with a capacity of 3,456 cc from Toyota.
Starting in the summer of 2022, the Lotus Emira will come with a 2,000 cc turbo four-cylinder engine in collaboration with Mercedes-AMG. Lotus claims the power output of all Lotus Emira variants will be between 360 hp to 400 hp, while torque is set at 430 Nm.
The power and torque will be channeled to the wheels through a choice of manual, automatic, and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) transmissions.
Price and Availability
As for the price tag, Lotus claims that the cheapest variant of Lotus Emira will be priced at a range less than £60,000.