Lotus Princess: The Last Stand

The last thermal model before the brand switched all-electric, the Lotus Emira is available in two power levels.

That’s it, it’s a page about to transform into the British brand. After decades of loyalty to the heat engine, like the vast majority of manufacturers, Lotus, in turn, is preparing to give in to the electric siren. By choice or under duress, we don’t really know, but the fact remains that it’s been a while since we’ve known the company is about to take a critical turn. But before a thorough survey of the past, and while the three legendary models, Elise, Exige and Evora Preparing to pull out, the English brand wants to present one last gift to its fans and customers. He then took on the name Emira, the new supercar that had already been announced through several teasers for a few months. One last stop on Lotus’ promising heat engine, which Toyota will look to for its mechanics. And contrary to what we thought, this newcomer wants to be completely apart from the Evija, which was previously unveiled.

Perhaps except for the aesthetic level. It’s so simple, that new princess It almost looks like a miniature version of the British supercar, so the two are very close in style. All are aggressive and refined at the same time, and needless to say, the result was very successful. Much larger than the Lotus Elise and Exige, at 4.41 metres, this newcomer to the range is imposing anyway, and should tempt with its high aerodynamic workgroup. We will mention among other things the shield, as well as the spoiler at the rear, not to mention the huge diffuser that allows better air flow. In short, everything has been done to improve the performance of the car. On board, the display exudes sportsmanship but it’s also meant to be complete, with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, paired with a 12.3-inch digital phone. Furthermore, by accepting the Lotus special, this Emira should also be practical, and this notably includes the numerous storage spaces, as well as the 151-liter luggage compartment and 208 liters of space in the rear.

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For this new design, Lotus went to look for other manufacturers, in particular Toyota and AMG. So the more upscale version of Emira is pushed by a block 3.5L V6.0 Of Japanese origin, which is already installed on Exige and Evora and therefore the power is unknown on this car. Entry level will be paid by A 2.0 liter four cylinder German turbo, while Lotus announced that its forces range between 360 and 400 hp, without giving further details. We also know that several gearboxes will be offered, and they are manual, automatic or dual-clutch. Offered at just 1,405 kilograms, this newcomer to the catalog should guarantee good performance. In addition, the brand assures that the latest version will be able to reach from 0 to 100 km / h in less than four seconds, with a top speed of 290 km / h.

Already available for pre-booking, new lotus princess It will be officially launched in the summer of 2022, for an entry ticket already on offer below the €72,000 mark.

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