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The Lotus story continues with a new icon: Emira.

A car that doesn’t just turn heads but turns conventional thinking on its head, with its exotic supercar looks, everyday usability and enhanced comfort combined with class leading Lotus driving dynamics.

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It’s everything you’d expect from a Lotus, but like nothing you’d expect. The journey towards a thrilling new future begins here.

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Emira is a true sports car that builds on the legacy of past Lotus icons. Everything about it is – For The Drivers. Smart design and technology delivers enhanced stability, exceptional road handling and the sensation of a very low centre of gravity. This is a car that demands to be driven.

Efficient aerodynamics have been at the heart of every Lotus since the very beginning. Emira is no exception. Intelligent engineering means it is the only car in its class to generate significant downforce, generating outstanding performance and exceptional grip at all speeds.

Clever engineering means there’s no need for active aerodynamics. As downforce increases with speed Emira generates exceptional grip through corners, delivering precise and connected handling. The engineering doesn’t stop there. Our hugely experienced engineers at Hethel make sure every Emira is tuned to perfection, injecting each one with unmistakable Lotus spirit.

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Emira has two defined chassis and suspension settings. Tour is tuned for everyday road use, while Sport provides a stiffer suspension for enhanced capability and feel. Emira delivers enhanced stability, exceptional road holding and a very low centre of gravity. It’s a true sports car that builds on the legacy of past Lotus icons.


Developed for optimal performance, Emira utilises clever aerodynamic packaging as standard. The flat chassis floor, motorsport style front splitter, four element rear diffuser and integrated rear wing work in conjunction with the aerodynamic body. This allows for a fluid air flow that will produce a high level of balanced downforce bestowing Emira with enhanced high speed stability and cornering power.


Everything about Emira is For The Drivers, including the engine. Emira offers two powertrains built to deliver blistering performance and maximum thrills. This includes the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre supercharged V6 and the world’s most powerful production 4 cylinder engine developed in conjunction with AMG and tuned to deliver a heart-racing 360hp.

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  • 3.5 litre
  • 400 bhp
  • 420 Nm


  • 180/169 mph
  • 4.2/4.6s 0-60 mph
  • 258 g/km CO2

The much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre V6 tuned by Lotus to provide a unique and distinctive character for maximum driver engagement.



  • 2.0 litre 
  • 360 bhp
  • 430 Nm


  • 171mph
  • 4.3s 0-60 mph
  • 208g/km CO2

Lotus-engineered 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit from technical partner AMG tuned in-house by the hugely experienced Hethel engineers to deliver that distinctive Lotus experience.


Influenced by the Evija electric hypercar, Emira has a stunningly contemporary look with sculpted surfaces and crisp feature lines. Bringing exotic looks and features to the sports car category.

Evija inspired bonnet vents guide air over the body to optimise aerodynamics.

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Vertical LED headlamps are standard across the range, with a wing-inspired twin blade design.

The rear bumper lower houses twin exhaust pipes either side of the number plate and incorporates an air diffuser underneath to aid downforce.

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Designed to put the driver at the very centre of the experience, with pure ergonomic design and instruments carefully placed for the most intuitive use. Modern materials, connected technology and soft touch finishes only enhance the driving experience.

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The everyday sports car that’s high on comfort and functionality. It has twin central cup holders, a phone storage slot, and door bins that can accommodate a 500ml bottle. Practicality also comes from the glovebox, trinket tray, armrest between the seats with USB and 12v ports, plus a console net for bottles or documents.

Packed with the latest technology demanded by the discerning driver. Access to the car’s infotainment system is via a 10.25-inch centrally mounted touch-screen, with an additional 12.3-inch TFT driver’s display behind the steering wheel. All content is exclusive to Lotus has been designed and developed by an in-house team. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are integrated as standard.

First Edition will be fitted with a KEF premium branded 10 channel audio system which includes three KEF Uni-Q speakers and a fresh air subwoofer. The collaboration and fitment of KEF audio into an OEM automotive application is a first for the brand. Featuring KEF’s signature Uni-Q system, a unique driver technology which combines an innovative miniaturised tweeter with the mid-range driver, so they occupy the same acoustic centre. With careful engineering and some patented technology, it results in a single speaker unit that covers the entire mid-range and high-frequency audio spectrum.

Emira is equipped with full LED exterior lighting as standard. Full LED lighting achieves an incredibly bright crystal white light (75,000 Candelas) that provides excellent visibility, particularly in wet and gloomy conditions or driving at night, while using much less energy than halogen or xenon HID bulbs, which is great for the environment as well as extending the lifetime of your battery. The rear LED taillights are formed in an elongated circular shape that accentuates the vehicles design at the rear and includes a third high level rear brake light centrally mounted in the rear wing.

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Storage is vital in a sports car and Emira’s cabin has been exceptionally well thought out. It has central cup holders and door bins that can accommodate a 500ml bottle. Practicality also comes from the glovebox, trinket tray ahead of the gearstick and a central stowage area beneath the armrest between the seats with USB-A, USB-C and 12v ports.

Luggage or other large items can be stored behind the seats or in the boot to the rear of the engine. This space will take a standard-sized flight case or a set of golf clubs. The combined luggage space is 359 litres.

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It’s time to get behind the wheel and feel the thrill first-hand.

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^ CO2 figures detailed on this page for the Emira First Edition (I4) are target specifications based upon simulations. We have carried out thousands of hours of computer modelling, dynamic simulation and engineering development that have contributed to the target specifications and we have a strong degree of confidence that as the prototype vehicles progress through their testing phases, the target specifications will be met and, in some cases, surpassed. All customers who have placed an order for this Emira will be kept up-to-date with significant prototype phase completions.

Accompanying images are for illustrative and informative purposes only and do not reflect the latest model year production. The appearance of colours depends on the set-up of your device.

* Figures are intended for comparability purposes. The CO2 produced under real life driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

We endeavour to keep the information on the website up to date and we reserve the right to change these product specifications at any time without notice.

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