It could be said that the Lotus Emira is the sports car of the summer, not only because of the expectation that any model of these characteristics can raise but also because the Emira marks a before and after for the English brand, and as you already know the next models that will arrive from the brand will already be electric. But for the moment let’s enjoy what we have and in this case the V6 version of the Emira, which has already revealed the specifications of the First Edition version.
The Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will be the special launch version, a model that arrives with expanded equipment, and production is scheduled to begin next spring, while the First Edition version is equipped with the original four-cylinder engine AMG will not. until fall. But while it reaches the roads we will see what the Emira V6 First Edition has in store for us.
The Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will have six body colors available from the moment of its launch, including the spectacular Seneca Blue that we saw in July when it was presented to the world, and which will be joined by more colors throughout 2022. These colors will be combined with the standard Lower Black Pack, where the front bumper fins, front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser will be finished in high-gloss black.
Continuing with the exterior of the Emira V6 First Edition, the 20-inch wheels with a double-spoke design in the shape of a «V» and in a two-color diamond finish are also included as part of the standard equipment, although, if desired and at no cost additionally, we can also request them in a silver or glossy black finish. We must also add as standard equipment the complete headlamps with LED technology, folding and heated rear-view mirrors, rear parking sensors, high-performance brake discs, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Of the options available for the Lotus Emira V6 will be three more packages that are included as standard equipment. On the one hand, the Drivers Pack, which combines suspension in “Tour” or “Sport” configuration with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires or “Sport” configuration with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires; on the other hand there is the Design Pack, which includes darkened rear windows, sports pedals, painted brake calipers, Alcantara leather upholstered roof, and Lotus floor mats; And finally, we have the Convenience Pack, which adds front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a rain sensor, auto-dimming mirrors, and a luggage storage net.
If we access its interior, the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will be available in seven colors for Nappa leather or Alcantara leather that we can use as upholstery, which will be combined with the inserts in satin chrome finish and the LED ambient light in white. . Also included are the infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touch screen, KEF premium sound system, DAB digital radio, navigator, connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, instrument panel with 12.3-inch TFT screen, electric and heated seats, climate control, cruise control, keyless start and selectable driving modes.
On a mechanical level, let us remember that the Lotus Emira V6 makes use of a 3,500 CC turbo V6 block of Toyota origin with which we will have a power of 400 CV, with a torque of 420 Nm for the version with a six-speed manual gearbox or a torque of 430 Nm if we opt for the automatic gearbox. Acceleration to 100 km / h with the manual transmission occurs in 4.3 seconds, while with the automatic gearbox it does so in 4.2 seconds, although in both cases the max speed 290 km / h.
As was said a little above, the Emira V6 First Edition will begin production in the spring, with a price starting at 75,995 pounds.