Lotus introduced its new Emir sports car ("leader" / "commander") in early July, and has now announced prices for the Emir V6 First Edition, production of which will begin in the spring of 2022.
The Emira First Edition with a four-cylinder engine will be available a little later, from the fall of next year, and the base version is announced for 2023.
This novelty was made on the new version of the company's aluminum chassis, with the base version of the Emira weighing 1405 kg. In terms of dimensions, the Emira is 20 mm longer than the Evora and has the same wheelbase of 2575 mm.
The Emir V6 First Edition is powered by Toyota’s 3.5-liter V6 with supercharger and 405hp, with a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission (then it has 430 Nm instead of 420 Nm). Emira with this engine can reach 290 km / h, and accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds.
Later, a weaker Mercedes-AMG 2.0-liter turbo engine with 360 hp will be offered, along with rear-wheel drive and an AMG 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In any case, Lotus states that these are extremely efficient engines with the most advanced technology, in order to provide a recognizable Lotus experience.
Lotus states that the Emira is more comfortable and technologically advanced than its predecessors, as well as offering better ergonomics to make it more comfortable for everyday driving. Inside, the 10.25-inch touch screen (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, sports steering wheel with flat bottom, electrically adjustable heated seats, keyless go, KEF sound system of 340 watts stand out.
In addition, there is the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) package which includes, among other things, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and a lane departure warning system.
There’s also an optional Lotus Drivers Pack, with a harder-tuned suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and Launch Control.
Emira V6 First Edition also received special markings, 20-inch alloy wheels (in silver or black), full-LED headlights, brake calipers with print ...
There are six colors for the exterior (Seneca Blue, Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Gray and Nimbus Gray), seven colors for the interior, with Nappa leather and black Alcantara.
In terms of price, the Emira V6 First Edition in Germany costs 95,995 euros.