Lotus recently released some details on the launch of a new mid-engined sports car due to be unveiled on July 6 in Hetel, Norfolk. The official debut of the new Lotus Emira will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 8-11, 2021.
The name “Emira” translates in many languages as “leader” or “commander” – a very appropriate word considering that the new Emira should replace Lotus. Eliza, Exige, as well as Evora… Sales won’t begin until 2022, but luckily for you, the Emira will be on sale in the US, unlike many of Lotus’s previous models. With that said, we most likely won’t see Lotus Emira dealerships until 2023, but again, at least we’ll get them here.
Emira teasers published indicate that styling cues are coming from Evija, an electric hypercar of the brand worth over $ 2 million. The Emira is also the brand’s latest vehicle with an internal combustion engine. Getting the Emira design out of an electric vehicle sounds a bit painful, as the Emira will be the last to have a gasoline torch.
The Emira will come with several engine options in both four and six cylinders. In accordance with MotorAuthoritythe inline-four will be brand new, and the V6 is said to come from the Exige / Evora. Toyota’s 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine produces about 430 horsepower, while the four-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower.
Prices for the new Emira will vary depending on engine and other options and are said to range from $ 75,000 to $ 105,000. These numbers were announced by Phil Popham, the former CEO of Lotus, back in January.
The news about Emira is bittersweet for ICE fans, but Lotus has a lot more news in the near future. They are said to offer a wide variety of vehicles for everyday life, such as crossovers.