●The brand’s last fuel-powered sports car
●Advanced and dynamic body shape, interior quality has greatly improved
●3.5L V6 supercharger + six-speed manual transmission configuration
●Domestic launch time: December 22, 2023
●Recommended selling price: starting from 5.38 million yuan (First Edition)
Although in July 2019, the Evija, a pure electric supercar with an astonishing four-motor configuration and an insane 2,000 horsepower, announced that the brand was about to move toward electrification, the British handmade sports car brand was known for its extreme lightweight and pure driving orientation in the past. Lotus is still bringing the brand's last fuel-powered sports car, the Emira, to players who love driving around the world in July 2021. Although the plan to introduce it in mid-2022 was postponed to the end of 2023 due to the impact of the epidemic, it has been able to launch it. It made its debut at the 2024 Taipei Auto Show, officially meeting the long-awaited domestic car fans. Before the show, the industry also announced that the first batch of introduced models are all V6 First Edition models, with prices starting from 5.38 million yuan.
The new Emira has a body size of 4413x1895x1226mm and a wheelbase of 2575mm. It maintains the low, wide and flat silhouette of a two-door sports car. At the same time, the exterior design style continues from the pure electric supercar Evija. It adopts avant-garde and neat lines, while also being exquisite. Paired with the three bright car colors of Hethel Yellow, Seneca Blue and Shadow Gray selected for this show car, it looks even more fashionable and charming. In addition, in addition to the First Edition exclusive nameplate that can be seen on the C-pillar, titanium-colored exhaust tailpipes, lower black kits (front air dam, front/rear lower spoilers, side skirts) and black kits (roof, Rearview mirror caps, Lotus logo on the rear of the car, exhaust tailpipes), etc. are also included as standard equipment.
In addition to maintaining the brand's consistently simple and clear driver-oriented design, the new Emira has also made significant improvements in terms of cabin texture and technological equipment. First of all, the interior of the cabin is extensively covered with leather or Alcantara suede, and even multiple stitching and stitchings have been added. It is embellished with ambient lighting, and also uses the popular 12.3-inch digital instrument and digital control interface of the 10.25-inch central touch screen, and includes reversing radar, cruise control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity and KEF Uni- Q audio system and other convenient equipment, the introduced model also adds the Lotus comfort package as standard, which upgrades the front parking radar, reversing camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror and door mirror, rain-sensing wiper system, and rear trunk/passenger Equipped with seat and foot storage nets, the practicality and comfort are even higher.
Inheriting the classic genes of predecessor models such as the Elise, Exige and Evora, the new Emira still uses a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, with a fully improved aluminum alloy chassis structure. As for the suspension system, it provides a Tour suitable for daily travel. and the Sports chassis settings included in the Lotus driving package (standard on imported models, including track driving mode and LSD limited slip differential). At the same time, domestically imported models are also equipped with the Lotus design package as standard, with a 20-inch upgrade. V-spoke forged wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 top competition tires, sports pedals and other personalized items, the overall driving experience should be more passionate and combat-style.
In terms of power configuration, the first wave of introduced V6 First Edition is equipped with a 3.5L V6 supercharged engine from Toyota with a maximum output of 400hp/42.8kgm. When paired with a six-speed manual transmission, it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. , with a top speed of 290km/h; subsequent four-cylinder models that are expected to be introduced after the original factory goes online will use a 2.0L straight four-turbo unit from Mercedes-AMG, with a maximum output of 360hp/43.8kgm through an eight-speed Powered by a DCT dual-clutch manual transmission, it can accelerate from zero to 0 to 0.4 seconds in 4.4 seconds, which is almost the same as the V6 model. The top speed is also expected to be 290km/h, but the introduction timetable and price are still to be confirmed and announced by the industry.
This post was last modified on December 27, 2023 10:27 am
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