March 1, 2024

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Lotus Emira V6 First Edition starts at $93,900 in the U.S.

A Lotus Converse forum thread exposed the letter Lotus sent to U.S. prospective buyers who put in reservations for the coming Emira. The automaker exposed U.S. pricing the V6 Very first Edition arriving in early 2022 starts at $ninety three,900, and in late 2022 as a 2023-product-12 months-presenting there will be a base four-cylinder Emira that starts at $74,900. Ahead of the base I4 will come, the four-pot will also get a Very first Edition that we expect will elevate that $74,900 determine. People price ranges never contain spot.  

That V6 is just not low-priced, of study course, but it can be a lot less than the $100,000 selling price tag we guessed at dependent on the Emira’s European pricing. That launch auto also will come just about fully loaded, graced with the Driver’s Pack, Decreased Black Pack (a lot more on that in a second), Layout Pack, and Comfort Pack, furthermore optional 20-inch wheels with diamond-reduce two-tone complete and two-piece brake discs with branded calipers. It is not going to value something to swap the wheels for silver or black versions. The only other huge-time choices we know about so considerably are the $1,four hundred Extended Black Pack, which adds a lot more black accents in destinations like the roof, mirror caps, and exhaust finishers, and the $two,150 six-speed automatic to exchange the six-speed manual. But why would you get an automatic?

The motor in the first Emira is the similar Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.five-liter V6 discovered in the Evora, producing four hundred horsepower and 310 or 317 pound-feet of torque based on transmission — the automatic will get the increased torque. The go-to competition for the V6 edition is the Porsche Cayman GT4, the German doling out fourteen a lot more horsepower than the Englander for the similar claimed -sixty time, while currently being about $eight,000 a lot more high-priced. 

Upcoming year’s base product will operate with a turbocharged two.-liter four-cylinder procured from AMG, producing 360 hp and shifting through a dual-clutch transmission. The four-cylinder starts at about $two,four hundred a lot more than the 350-hp Cayman S, but both autos will weigh and speed up just about the similar.  

The six colors readily available now for the Lotus are Seneca Blue, Magma Crimson, Hethel Yellow, Dim Verdant, Shadow Grey and Nimbus Grey, but Lotus suggests a lot more colors are coming. Word is Lotus programs to update its configurator on Oct eighteen, much too, which should really present a much better idea of what is actually heading to be possible. 

The Emira will exchange each and every present-day product in Lotus’ vary, the Evora, Exige, and Elise, and be the very last new internal combustion sporting activities auto from the Hethel maker.

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