Test Drives Lotus unveils Emira, a new 400hp sportscar

Lotus unveils Emira, a new 400hp sportscar


Mid-engined mannequin does 0-100kph in 4.5 seconds and tops out at 290kph |

British carmaker Lotus has revealed its newest sportscar, the mid-engined Emira. Developed on Lotus’ just lately introduced Sports activities Automobile Structure with a light-weight bonded aluminium chassis, the brand new mannequin takes design inspiration from the Evija hypercar.

The Emira shall be accessible with two petrol engine choices, together with a 2.0-litre turbocharged ‘i4’ sourced from the model’s technical accomplice AMG, and a 3.5-litre supercharged Toyota V6 that already does service within the Exige and Evora.

Deliberate as a world mannequin, the Emira shall be accessible with guide, computerized and twin clutch transmission choices, with energy output mentioned to be between 360 and 400 horsepower. The highest spec mannequin will do the 0-100kph dash in lower than 4.5 seconds, earlier than hitting a high pace of 290kph. The Emira boasts a size of 4,412mm, width of 1,895mm, top of 1,225mm, and a wheelbase of two,575mm.

On the rear, the Lotus wordmark dominates the built-in bumper, above a physique colored panel that’s clearly impressed by the rear of the Evija. At every finish is an exit vent for air from the wheel arch. Every nook has a flat C-shaped LED mild cluster linked by a slimline high-level brake mild. Under is a black part housing twin exhaust pipes both facet of the quantity plate and with an air diffuser beneath to help downforce.

The motive force-oriented cockpit has a wraparound dashboard that blends into the door trim, a raised gear shifter and soft-trimmed surfaces. The beginning-stop button has a protecting pink cowl.

Lotus says the 2 seats have been designed to mix distinctive lateral help for high-speed cornering with consolation for lengthy distance journeys. There’s four-way electrical adjustment on the usual seat, with the choice to improve to a premium sports activities seat with 12-way electrical adjustment for each the motive force and passenger.

Lotus retailers all over the world at the moment are taking deposits for the Emira. Supply of the primary buyer vehicles will begin from subsequent spring and costs will begin at lower than £60,000 (Dh304,000).


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