Lotus lately let some particulars slide concerning the launch of a brand new mid-engine sports activities automobile set to be unveiled on July sixth in Hethel, Norfolk. The brand new Lotus Emira can have a proper debut on the Goodwood Competition of Pace happening on July 8-11, 2021.
The title “Emira” has translated in many various languages to “chief” or “commander” – very becoming contemplating the brand new Emira is about to switch the Lotus Elise, Exige, and Evora. Gross sales gained’t start till 2022 however fortunately for you, the Emira might be offered within the US, in contrast to many earlier Lotus fashions. With that being stated, we probably gained’t see the Lotus Emira hit dealerships till 2023 – however once more, at the very least we’ll get them right here.
The launched teaser pictures of the Emira level out that type cues come from the Evija, the model’s $2M+ electrical hypercar. The Emira additionally occurs to be the model’s final automobile with an inside combustion engine. Gathering design for the Emira from an electrical automobile sounds a bit morbid for the reason that Emira would be the final one holding the gasoline torch.
The Emira will come packing a few totally different engine choices in each 4 and six-cylinder. In line with MotorAuthority, the inline-four engine might be model new whereas the V6 is claimed to be popping out of the Exige/Evora. The three.5-liter supercharged Toyota V6 will pump out about 430 horsepower whereas the four-cylinder engine offers you 300hp.
Pricing for the brand new Emira will range relying on the engine and different choices and is claimed to vary from about $75,000 and $105,000. These figures have been tossed out by Phil Popham, the previous Lotus CEO again in January.
The information of the Emira is bittersweet for ICE lovers however Lotus has so much popping out within the close to future. They’re stated to offer a choice of “way of life” autos such because the likes of a crossover.