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New Lotus Emira sports car unveiled with a mid-engined V6

The Emira borrows a lot of design cues from the brand's upcoming all-electric Evija hypercar.

Lotus has taken the wraps off its new mid-engined sports car, the Emira. The Lotus Emira is the brand's last IC-engine powered model, before it goes fully electric.

The Emira borrows a lot of design cues from the brand's upcoming all-electric Evija hypercar. This includes the vertically-stacked LED headlamps and the bonnet with the side-positioned vents. The sports car also features 20-inch alloy wheels and sleek-looking LED tail lights at the rear.

On the inside, the new Emira comes with a completely revamped cabin compared to the older models such as the Elise or Evora. The car features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, a 10-speaker sound system and a flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls, among others.

The Lotus Emira is available with a choice of two engines - a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine (from Toyota) with either manual or automatic transmission and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit (from Mercedes-AMG) paired with a dual clutch automatic transmission.

The Emira made its public debut at the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed. Prices for the mid-engined sports car start from £ 60,000 (Rs. 62,07 lakh). Deliveries are expected to commence in 2022. The Lotus Emira will take on the likes of the Porsche 718 Cayman.

 
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