A Lotus Communicate forum thread unveiled the letter Lotus despatched to U.S. consumers who place in reservations for the coming Emira. The automaker disclosed U.S. pricing the V6 First Edition arriving in early 2022 starts at $93,900, and in late 2022 as a 2023-product-12 months-presenting there will be a base four-cylinder Emira that starts at $74,900. In advance of the base I4 will come, the 4-pot will also get a To start with Edition that we expect will elevate that $74,900 determine. People charges really don’t contain spot.
That V6 is just not low-cost, of program, but it’s considerably less than the $100,000 value tag we guessed at primarily based on the Emira’s European pricing. That launch car or truck also arrives just about entirely loaded, graced with the Driver’s Pack, Reduce Black Pack (far more on that in a moment), Style Pack, and Comfort Pack, in addition optional 20-inch wheels with diamond-minimize two-tone end and two-piece brake discs with branded calipers. It will never price tag anything to swap the wheels for silver or black variations. The only other huge-time choices we know about so considerably are the $1,400 Prolonged Black Pack, which provides extra black accents in areas like the roof, mirror caps, and exhaust finishers, and the $2,150 six-speed automated to change the six-velocity manual. But why would you get an automatic?
The motor in the preliminary Emira is the very same Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5-liter V6 found in the Evora, manufacturing 400 horsepower and 310 or 317 pound-feet of torque dependent on transmission — the automated will get the better torque. The go-to competitors for the V6 version is the Porsche Cayman GT4, the German doling out 14 a lot more horsepower than the Englander for the identical claimed -60 time, though getting about $8,000 far more highly-priced.
Next year’s foundation product will run with a turbocharged 2.-liter 4-cylinder procured from AMG, making 360 hp and shifting by way of a dual-clutch transmission. The 4-cylinder commences at about $2,400 a lot more than the 350-hp Cayman S, but both of those automobiles will weigh and accelerate just about the same.
The 6 shades out there now for the Lotus are Seneca Blue, Magma Pink, Hethel Yellow, Darkish Verdant, Shadow Gray and Nimbus Grey, but Lotus suggests more colours are coming. Word is Lotus designs to update its configurator on October 18, way too, which really should present a much better idea of what is actually heading to be probable.
The Emira will switch every single existing design in Lotus’ selection, the Evora, Exige, and Elise, and be the last new inner combustion sporting activities motor vehicle from the Hethel maker.