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Emira set to take off

British marque’s boss hails all-new sports car as “the most accomplished Lotus” ever made.
Posted on 29 September, 2021
Emira set to take off

Lotus has confirmed the price and full specifications of its Emira V6 First Edition. 

It costs £75,995 – or about NZ$148,000 – in the UK, while prices in major European markets has also been released, such Germany where it is €95,995. 

Prices in other international markets will be released in the coming weeks.

Matt Windle, managing director, says: “The Emira is the most accomplished Lotus we’ve ever made.”

The all-new premium sports vehicle builds on the legacy of the Elise, Exige and Evora. It has been developed on a new lightweight bonded aluminium chassis – technology pioneered by the marque.

Powering the V6 First Edition is the Lotus-honed 3.5-litre supercharged V6, mid-mounted behind the two seats. 

It produces 400hp of power and 298kW of torque, gets to 100kph from a standing start in 4.3 second and has a top end of 290kph.

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a visible gearchange mechanism and hydraulic power-assisted steering.

The car rides on 20-inch ultra-lightweight V-spoke forged alloys. They are diamond cut to create a two-tone finish.

Two-piece brake discs with branded calipers are part of the First Edition spec, plus a tyre-pressure monitoring system.

Climate control, cruise control, keyless start and selectable drive modes are all included.

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation – in selected markets – are integrated into the Emira V6 First Edition, supported by Bluetooth and USB/12-volt sockets. 

All functions are accessed through a 10.25-inch centrally mounted touchscreen, with driver feedback through a 12.3-inch instrument cluster ahead of the multi-function steering wheel.

Production of the V6 First Edition will start in quarter one or two of next year, with the i4 four-cylinder First Edition around the third quarter.