On Tuesday, Lotus unveiled a new mid-engined sports car called Emira as the “last hurray” with an internal combustion engine, before the renowned luxury carmaker moved to electric cars.
Emira will be available for less than $ 85,141 (€ 72,000) next spring, according to Lotus. The company said it could reach a top speed of 180 mph and reach 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
“Emila is a breakthrough for Lotus, which has been achieved in business transformation, the realization of our progress,” said Matt Windle, managing director of Lotus, in a statement. It ’s all the indicators that we did. ” “This is a very important milestone in becoming a truly global performance car brand.”
Emira is the first new Lotus based on the company’s Vision 80 transformation plan, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2028. This includes plans to sell electric vehicles exclusively by then.
According to the company, which is owned by China-based Geely, the car’s sleek, yet aggressive design was inspired by the Lotus Evija EV, which costs more than $ 2 million.
This car will be powered by Toyota’s 3.5-liter V6 engine or Mercedes-Benz’s Performance AMG unit’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. According to Lotus, the maximum torque is about 317 ft-pounds and provides up to 400 horsepower.
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