Lotus Debuts High-Performance Emira Variant at Goodwood Festival


Boasting a 4-cylinder Mercedes-AMG Engine, the new Lotus Emira is the most powerful 4-cylinder ever produced by the british company.

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event celebrating both vintage and contemporary automotive marvels, kicked off today with Lotus unveiling a fresh variant of its Emira. The Emira represents the British marque’s last line-up featuring internal combustion engines.

In this newest iteration, Lotus has introduced an engine crafted by Mercedes-AMG. This turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder powertrain pushes out an impressive 360 horsepower. This engine propels the Emira from 0 to 96 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, with a top speed capped at 290 km/h, making it the most potent 4-cylinder engine ever mounted on a production Lotus.

While this newly introduced variant boasts the AMG engine, the rest of its specifications mirror those of its V6 counterpart. The initial version features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine by Toyota, generating 400 horsepower. Naturally, this translates to a slightly quicker acceleration time of 4.2 seconds to reach 96 km/h when paired with its 6-speed manual gearbox. Both models, however, share the same top speed.

Prospective German buyers can anticipate a starting price of €95,995 for the 4-cylinder variant of the Lotus Emira.


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