NEWS: Jenson Button drives the Lotus Emira on Laguna Seca

Jenson Button drives the Lotus Emira sports car on the world famous Laguna Seca racing circuit in the USA as part of the vehicle's debut .

Lotus Emira sports car driven by Jenson button on Laguna Seca

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"This is such a great circuit. I mean most road cars on tracks don't work, but this does"

Jenson Button

Fresh from its world debut last month, the Lotus Emira two door sports car is making its first appearance in the USA. Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button was at the wheel to put the all-new petrol-powered high performance sports car through its paces at Laguna Seca Raceway.


Jenson was in California for Monterey Car Week where the Radford 62-2 – a reinterpretation of the Lotus Type 62 to be manufactured using Lotus technology – recently received its world premiere ahead of making its public debut.


The Emira is an all-new mid-engined sports car that perfectly embodies the ongoing transformation of the iconic British sports car manufacturer. Its striking design is delivering exotic supercar appeal in sports car segment, with inspiration from the Lotus Evija hypercar clear in its fluid surfaces and crisp feature lines.


Two petrol engines are available, including a new-to-Lotus 2.0-litre turbocharged ‘i4’ from technical partner AMG as well as the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre supercharged V6 from the critically acclaimed Evora GT. A choice of manual, automatic and Dual Clutch Transmission is available, with power output from 360 to 400 hp at launch. All versions will hit 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds.


Just like Australia, the USA is a key market for the Emira as Lotus transforms into a truly global performance car company, and Lotus retailers across the country have already seen strong demand from potential customers.

Jenson Button drives the Emira at the Hethel Test Track

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