Lotus unveils Emira sports car as ‘last hurrah’ before switch to EVs

Lotus on Tuesday unveiled a new mid-engine athletics motor vehicle called the Emira as its “final hurrah” with inner combustion engines before the famed luxury automaker transitions to electric motor vehicles.

The Emira will go on sale up coming spring starting up at less than $85,141 (72,000 euros), in accordance to Lotus. It will aspect a top velocity of 180 mph and strike 62 mph in significantly less than 4.5 seconds, the business mentioned.

“The Emira is a video game-changer for Lotus. It stands as a beacon of every thing we have attained to day in the transformation of the company, the embodiment of our development,” Matt Windle, controlling director of Lotus, claimed in a assertion. “It is a remarkably major milestone on our route to turning out to be a certainly world wide overall performance auto brand name.”

The Emira is the to start with new Lotus underneath the company’s”Vision80″ transformation prepare via its 80th anniversary in 2028. That includes options to sell only electrical vehicles by then.

The car’s modern, however aggressive, structure was inspired by the far more than $2 million Lotus Evija EV, according to the business, which is owned by China-primarily based Geely.

The motor vehicle will be driven by a 3.5-litre V-6 motor from Toyota Motor or a 2.-litre four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz’s efficiency AMG unit. It will supply up to 400 horsepower, with a maximum torque of about 317 foot-pounds, in accordance to Lotus.