Lotus on Tuesday unveiled a brand new mid-engine sports activities automotive referred to as the Emira as its “final hurrah” with inside combustion engines earlier than the famed luxurious automaker transitions to electrical automobiles.
The Emira will go on sale subsequent spring beginning at below $85,141 (72,000 euros), in keeping with Lotus. It is going to characteristic a high pace of 180 mph and hit 62 mph in lower than 4.5 seconds, the corporate mentioned.
“The Emira is a game-changer for Lotus. It stands as a beacon of the whole lot we’ve achieved so far within the transformation of the enterprise, the embodiment of our progress,” Matt Windle, managing director of Lotus, mentioned in a press release. “It’s a extremely important milestone on our path to changing into a very international efficiency automotive model.”
The Emira is the primary new Lotus below the corporate’s”Vision80″ transformation plan by way of its eightieth anniversary in 2028. That features plans to completely promote electrical vehicles by then.
The automotive’s smooth, but aggressive, design was impressed by the greater than $2 million Lotus Evija EV, in keeping with the corporate, which is owned by China-based Geely.
The automotive will likely be powered by a 3.5-litre V-6 engine from Toyota Motor or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz’s efficiency AMG unit. It is going to supply as much as 400 horsepower, with a most torque of about 317 foot-pounds, in keeping with Lotus.
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