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Lotus confirms full spec of new Emira V6 First Edition

Here it is in all its glory - the first Lotus Emira customers will be able to get their hands on.

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In case you need a recap, the Emira is a stunning new supercar from Lotus that’s designed so you can use it as a daily driver, not just hoon it round a track.

It was revealed back in July this year, and described as a ‘quantum leap forward’ for the British firm.

Eventually, further down the road, you’ll be able to enjoy the Emira with a 2.0 litre petrol engine borrowed from Mercedes-AMG.

But for now, with this ‘First Edition’, you’ll have to settle for just a terrific supercharged 3.5 litre V6 that’s also used in the ballistic Lotus Exige and Lotus Evora.

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That means 3400hp, 430 Nm of torque and an acceleration time of 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.

What’s more, the First Edition model cars - costing from £75,995 - are loaded with creature comforts to put a smile on your face behind the wheel.

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, commented: 

“The Emira is the most accomplished Lotus we've ever made, and to celebrate and reward our keenest early customers, we want to make the first cars extra special to own.
“The features have been carefully selected by our design team to make for a truly special and distinct First Edition.”

So what are those features?

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You can expect 20-inch ultra-lightweight V-spoke forged alloy wheels, two-piece brake discs with branded calipers, and aTyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The First Edition comes in one of six vibrant paint colours: Seneca Blue – which was seen at the car’s launch in July – plus Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey and Nimbus Grey. More colours will be available during 2022.

Exterior details include LED lights all round, a titanium exhaust finisher, heated power-fold door mirrors and rear parking sensors. The Lower Black Pack is fitted as standard, which means the front bumper air blades, front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser are all finished in gloss black.

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There are seven interior colour choices, all available at no extra cost. They are red, black, grey and tan Nappa leather, as well as black Alcantara with either red, yellow or grey stitching. Satin chrome trim finishers, white interior mood lighting and Lotus-branded sill kick plates complete the premium look.

The heated seats feature 12-way adjustability and two memory presets linked to the door mirrors. Climate control, cruise control, keyless start and selectable drive modes are all included.

You get all the phone connectivity you could ever need alongside a swanky 10-channel, 340W premium audio system that’s been developed in partnership with respected British brand KEF and includes DAB digital radio.

Meanwhile there’s a 10.25-inch infotainment screen alongside a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster ahead of the multi-function steering wheel.


Three more option packs are fitted as standard to the car, making four in total. The Drivers Pack gives customers the choice of Tour or Sport suspension with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyres, or Sport suspension with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

The Design Pack adds privacy glass, sports pedals, a black Alcantara headliner, and the choice of black, red, yellow or silver painted brake callipers. Lotus-branded footwell mats are also included.

And the Convenience Pack adds front parking sensors, rear reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers with aero blades, auto-dimming mirrors and a rear luggage storage net.

Production of the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will start in the spring, with the Mercedes-AMG powered ‘i4’ four-cylinder First Edition arriving later in the autumn. An entry level Emira – priced from £59,995 – will be available during 2023.

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