Lotus has shared some more information on the Emira sports car, including its pricing, availability, and powertrain output figures. Alright, let’s get right down it then, starting with the pricing and availability.
Speaking of which, the base model Emira costs £59,995 with AMG 4-cylinder engine and £64,995 with Toyota V6. However, you’re gonna have to wait till Jan 2023 to order the base V6 model and till spring 2023 to order the base 4-cylinder model.
Can’t wait for that long? Well then, your only option is the Emira First Edition—which you can order from April 8, 2022, if you live in the UK. Prices start at £71,995 for the 4-cylinder variant, but here’s the annoying part: the 4-cylinder variant is not gonna be available until winter 2022 or early 2023. Wait, what?! Yes, you read that right. So what the f*** can be ordered from April 8? Well, it’s the Emira First Edition V6 variant—which starts at £75,995.
|Emira base AMG 2.0||£59,995||Spring 2023|
|Emira base Toyota 3.5 V6||£64,995||Jan 2023|
|Emira First Edition AMG 2.0||£71,995||Winter 2022|
|Emira First Edition Toyota 3.5 V6 (6-MT)||£75,995||Spring 2022|
|Emira First Edition Toyota 3.5 V6 (6-AT)||£77,795||Spring 2022|
The First Edition starts at €87,995 in Germany and $85,900 in the US.
Moving on to the output figures, the Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine offers 298 kW (405 metric hp/400 bhp) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. This engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. As for the AMG-sourced 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, well, it offers 268.5 kW (365 metric hp/360 bhp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. This engine comes paired only with an 8-speed DCT. Lotus is targeting a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) sprint time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) for the V6 model; the numbers for AMG are 4.2 seconds and 176 mph (283 km/h), respectively.