The 2023 Lotus Emira would be the last combustion-powered sports car from the British Sports Car maker. To make it more drooling, the company equipped the Emira with a mid-engine AMG 4 cylinder.
Design, Wheels & Brake
Designed regarding Evija Hypercar, it is clear from those gaping vents and sharp lines derived from Evija. For the rims, it comes with 20-inch diamond-cut ultra-light forged alloy wheels in a V-spoke design. Also, Two-piece brake discs are available with red, yellow, silver or black callipers, with a tire pressure monitoring system included in the First Edition package.
Colour & Features
Lotus offers a premium range of both exterior (Seneca Blue, Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey and Nimbus Grey) colours paired with optional interior colours (red, black, grey and tan Nappa leather, plus three black Alcantara options with either red, yellow or grey stitching). Finished with satin chrome, the seats are 12-way adjustable and heated with driver memory presets.
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Interior & Infotainment
As for the features, Lotus felt the need for climate control as standard, along with cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, a KEF-tuned digital radio behind a 10.25-inch screen, and a 12.3-inch driver display.
Engine & Performance
Equipped with 3.5L supercharged V-6 sourced from Toyota, or a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 from AMG which the company claims to be the “Most power road-going 4 cylinder engine”. The V6 produces a whopping over 400 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and the new AMG’s engines 365 hp and the same 310 lb-ft of torque.
The Emira is ought to come with an eight-speed paddle-shift dual-clutch gearbox, the V-6 Emira gets a six-speed manual box with the addition of a Torsen limited-slip differential or the familiar six-speed auto found on previous Lotus cars.
Top Speed & 0-60 mph
Lotus also provides driver kits, to pre-tune it before delivering and those include Tour or Sport suspension tunes, and a choice of grips between a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport or Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires available only for the First Edition. The performance figures show a top speed of 180 mph and 0-60 in 4.2 seconds.
This 2023 Lotus Emira gives an estimated Mileage of 25.2 Mpg Combined City and highway, which is pretty nice for a vehicle like this.
The pricing for Emira starts at $85,900 for the Entry-Level First Edition model, $93,900 for the V-6 First Edition with the manual, $82,000 for the base V-6 Emira.
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