Lotus EMIRA: Exotic Meets Everyday

Everyday convention says that a supercar is not meant to be driven everyday. The mid-engine Lotus EMIRA is here to debunk that myth. The ultra-luxury aesthetic is derived from a prestigious line of Lotus history: the Elise, Exige, Evora, and Evija. These design details are not only visually striking, but also provide optimal aerodynamic elements that increase downforce and maximize speed. The Lotus EMIRA takes off from 0-62mph in under 4.5 seconds. 

Configuring your own Lotus EMIRA will make you feel like a kid in a candy store; there are three transmission options (manual, automatic and Dual Clutch Transmission) and two drivetrain options (3.5L supercharged V6 and AMG turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder ‘i4’ engine). Depending on your choice, the Lotus EMIRA delivers at minimum 360hp and up to a whopping 400hp. As Matt Windle put it, “…it’s the perfect package. The EMIRA is a junior supercar with all the thrills and head-turning characteristics found in the greatest Lotus cars, but at the same time is an everyday sports car that’s high on comfort and functionality, packed with the latest technology demanded by the discerning driver.”

 

EMIRA, meaning “commander” or “leader”, does just that. EMIRA represents a quantum leap forward for the Lotus brand. The instantly recognizable brand signatures and core values have been combined with more practicality, comfort, functionality and technology. Familiarity in the contemporary design aesthetic elevates the aerodynamic efficiency of the Lotus EMIRA. It is the only model in its class to create passive downforce that’s precisely balanced between the front and rear axles at all speeds, perfectly tuned to the weight distribution and suspension geometry of the car. Additionally the EMIRA is built on a new lightweight bonded aluminum chassis with two suspension settings: Tour and Sport.

Manufacturing of the Lotus EMIRA will take place at Lotus’ famous home in Hethel, UK, following more than $137million of new investment in the company’s facilities. Drivers have the option of the familiar 3.5L supercharged Toyota V6 that is so loved by drivers of the Exige and Evora. The other option is the new-to-Lotus AMG unit that is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘i4’ that delivers low emissions and linear performance. These performance numbers do not stand alone; comfort for daily driver and passenger is built into the EMIRA.

The EMIRA has a purely sporty feel that matches the exterior. The interior is spacious and design simplicity offers an ultra luxurious driving experience. The clean dashboard includes a 10.25-inch touch-screen with integrated navigation, KEF Uni-Q premium audio system, and additional 12.3-inch TFT driver’s display behind the steering wheel. Roomy electric seats allow for maximum comfort. The boot of the EMIRA has ample space and can fit a set of golf clubs, as well as, additional storage is located behind the seats.

  • Maximum Power 400 hp (between 360-400)
  • Maximum Speed 180 mph
  • 0-62 mph 4.5 seconds
  • Maximum Torque 317 lbs/ft 430 Nm
  • Manufactured In Hethel UK £100million investment in facility
Engine
Engine Type 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder / 3.5-litre V6
Bore/Stroke -
Maximum Power 360-400hp
Specific Output -
Maximum Torque 317 lbs/ft
Transmission Options Manual, automatic and DCT
Maximum Revs per Minute -
Manufactured In Hethel, UK
Performance
Maximum Speed 180 mph
0 - 100 km/h 4.5 seconds (0-62mph)
0 - 200 km/h
Tyres and Rims
Front 20" Rims with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport Tyres
Rear
Front Winter
Rear Winter
Fuel Consumption
Combined -
CO2 Emissions
Combined Start below 180g/km
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 173.7 in
Overall Width (Mirrors Folded) 74.6 in
Height 48.2 in
Wheelbase 101.4 in
Kerb Weight (lightest form) 3097.5 lbs
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Front
Rear
Electronics
Infotainment System 10.25-inch centrally mounted touch-screen and 12.3-inch TFT driver’s display