Lotus’s all-new mid-engined chunky Emira has a price tag in the window and you might just be able to afford one without a second mortgage…
Refreshingly, the limited-production ‘First Edition’ models that come fully loaded with slick technology, infotainment, and all the comfort features you’ll ever need will cost a respectable £75,995 in the UK with an entry-level costing £59,995 around 2023.
Powering the V6 First Edition is the proven Lotus 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine which cut its pearly whites on the Exige and Evora, mid-mounted behind the two seats. Developing 400hp, it’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a visible gearchange mechanism and hydraulic power-assisted steering.
20-inch ultra-lightweight V-spoke forged alloy wheels provide the rolling stock, diamond cut to create a premium two-tone finish, though silver or gloss black versions are available as a no-cost option. Two-piece brake discs with branded calipers are part of the First Edition spec, plus a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
The First Edition comes in one of six vibrant paint colours: Seneca Blue – which was seen at the car’s launch in July – plus Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey, and Nimbus Grey. More colours will be available in 2022.
Exterior details include LED lights all around, a titanium exhaust finisher, heated power-fold door mirrors, and rear parking sensors. The Lower Black Pack is fitted as standard, which means the front bumper air blades, front splitter, side sills, and rear diffuser are all finished in gloss black.
There are seven interior colour choices, all available at no extra cost. They are red, black, grey, and tan Nappa leather, as well as black Alcantara with either red, yellow, or grey stitching. Satin chrome trim finishers, white interior mood lighting, and Lotus-branded sill kick plates complete the premium look.
The heated seats feature 12-way adjustability and two memory presets linked to the door mirrors (driver’s seat only). Climate control, cruise control, keyless start and selectable drive modes are all included.
Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars:
“The Emira is the most accomplished Lotus we’ve ever made, and to celebrate and reward our keenest early customers, we want to make the first cars extra special to own. The features have been carefully selected by our design team to make for a truly special and distinct First Edition.”
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