The British auto-maker Lotus recently pulled the covers off from its latest offering, The Lotus Emira. Lotus has been a silent player in the supercar market for decades now and it has given us some of the most powerful cars like the massive 2000 HP Hyper electric Evija. The Evija also happens to be the most powerful production car in the world! Lotus is known for making small and lightweight cars with blistering performance and handling as sharp as a Japanese Knife. With the Emira, Lotus intends on targeting what they believe is a gap in the sports car market. Along with performance and dynamics, they also want to deliver comfort and practicality.
Here are 5 things you should know about the latest Lotus Emira-
The Emira will be offered 2 different engine options. A 3.5L Supercharged V6 will be sourced from Toyota. The other engine option will be a 2.0L, 4 Cylinder Turbocharged AMG unit. The exact power figures have not yet been revealed, but Lotus has confirmed that the engines will produce outputs in the range of 355HP and 395HP along with a maximum torque of 430nm and the power will be directed to the rear wheels. Both these engines will also come with different transmissions. The 6 cylinder unit from Toyota will get both, a 6-speed manual and automatic, and the AMG unit will be offered only with an 8-speed dual-clutch unit.
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The design of the Emira is inspired by the Evija, especially on the front. Lotus has always been very focused on creating an Aerodynamic design and the Emira is no exception. It gets beautifully integrated air intakes on the hood and on the sides as well. The crisp cuts and creases and the sharp lines give Emira the exotic look Lotus was aiming for. If you look closely, you’ll also see a little bit of the Lotus Evora in this one.
Last Petrol Car from Lotus
Yes, you read that right. The Emira is going to be the last Lotus car that uses an Internal Combustion Engine. Henceforth, Lotus plans on moving to a complete electric module for its future cars. Lotus called the Emira their ‘last hurrah’ as they bid goodbye to petrol engines and prepare for their venture into complete electrification.
The Emira will go on sale soon, and through slight hints from Lotus, it is expected to be priced at around £60,000.
The Emira will hit the global markets sometime next spring, however, there is no news or statements about a launch in the Indian market yet.
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