Emira

THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED LOTUS EVER MADE

The Emira is the first all-new Lotus sports car to be delivered under Vision80, the strategic plan which is guiding the transformation of Lotus as it moves towards its 80th anniversary in 2028. It is a truly global model, engineered to sell in all major markets around the world. Acting as a catalyst to further enhance brand awareness globally, it’s spearheading the repositioning and expansion of the Lotus retail network ahead of the arrival of a family of new vehicles.

Pronounced ‘Eh-meer-ah’, the word features in numerous ancient languages and often translates as ‘commander’ or ‘leader’. It’s highly appropriate as this is the exciting new sports car leading Lotus’ last hurrah with internal combustion engines, before fully embracing electrification and a new era for the brand later in the decade.

BUILDING ON THE LEGACY OF THE ELISE, EXIGE AND EVORA

The Emira is the first Lotus sports car to carry the new design language first showcased on the award-winning Evija hypercar. It’s a contemporary look with sculpted surfaces and technical detailing, delivering exotic supercar appeal in the sports car segment. A new and more premium approach for Lotus in terms of forms and materials, it is also a leap forward in fit and finish.

Led by Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus, the creative team has succeeded in designing something beautiful, timeless, memorable, modern and that looks like a Lotus. Its optimised proportions and athletic shrink-wrapped body visually describe Lotus’ legendary agile driving characteristics.

THE EMIRA IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR LOTUS

Russell commented: “The Emira captures the visual drama of an exotic supercar, with great proportions, wide footprint and a cabin that sits low down between muscular haunches. Add in that it’s practical enough to be useable every day, of the highest quality and accessibly priced, and it’s undoubtedly a compelling and seductive alternative to the existing sports car competition. The Emira is re-introducing our brand to a new global audience while still offering all the thrills to engage the most ardent driving enthusiast.”

Top Speed

Up to 180

MPH

0 – 62 MPH

Less than 4.5

SEC

Max Power

360-400

BHP

Weight

1,405

KG (in its lightest form)

LOTUS EMIRA RANGE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Price range Starting at less than £60,000 (less than €72,000)
Dimensions Length 4,412mm; width 1,895mm (mirrors folded); height 1,225mm; wheelbase 2,575mm
Petrol engines 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder / 3.5-litre V6
Transmissions Manual, automatic and DCT
Power output 360-400hp
Maximum torque 430Nm
Acceleration (0-62mph / 0-100km/h) Less than 4.5 seconds
Top speed Up to 180mph (290km/h)
CO2 emissions Start below 180g/km
EU DIN kerb weight 1,405kg in its lightest form
Connectivity and infotainment 10.25-inch touch-screen; integrated navigation*; Apple CarPlay / Android Auto; KEF Uni-Q premium audio system
* not available in all markets
Key technology and features Keyless-go; cruise control; rain-sensing wipers; electric folding door mirrors; powered seats; all-LES exterior lights; adaptive cruise control; anti-collision system; fatigue alert; road sign information; vehicle speed limiter; lane departure warning; rear cross traffic alert; lane change assist.
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