Emira

A new class of sports car

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You can buy a Lotus Emira sports car for sale in Australia, the last vehicle manufactured by Lotus that will feature an internal combustion engine. 

Pronounced ‘E-meer-a’, the word features in numerous ancient languages and often translates as ‘commander’ or ‘leader’.

It’s an appropriate name considering the step change it represents for the brand & clearly signals the intent for the future of Lotus.

It 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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Accomplished and beautiful

"It’s the most accomplished Lotus for generations – the perfectly packaged, powered and formed sports car. Beautifully proportioned, shrink-wrapped, but with comfort, technology and ergonomics built in. With a design inspired by the Evija all-electric hypercar, it’s a game-changing Lotus sports car."

Matt Windle - Lotus Cars CEO
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The sports car
you can use everyday

"...what can I say, WOW, every time I drive a Lotus I love that mechanical grip that it gives you, but now you even have that in the high speed corners, they've worked really hard on the aerodynamics on the EMIRA....my takeaways from today, a big step forward for Lotus"

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New striking exterior design

Led by Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus, the lead exterior and interior designers of the Emira are Daniel Durrant and Jon Statham. Combined, they have close to 40 years of experience in the Hethel design studio and have worked on countless other projects.

Those have been both for Lotus and for clients as part of the consultancy services offered by Lotus Engineering.

A driver focused interior

Lotus car interiors have always been famed for putting the driver at the very centre of the experience, with pure ergonomic design and instruments carefully placed for the most intuitive use.

The Emira follows these principles to the letter to create a modern cockpit environment with the essential controls to hand and minimum distraction.

A new driving experience

What’s new about this next-generation Lotus sports car is immediately obvious – the huge step-change across all aspects of the cabin, from the contemporary design and quality of materials to the increase in storage space, exceptional fit and finish, attention to detail and abundant advanced technology that has been integrated.

It is unlike any other Lotus sports car ever released. A rear wheel drive 2 door sports car.

A choice of manual or auto

For performance car enthusiasts the Emira is available with a manual transmission. The manual gear shift is perfectly matched to the powerful V6 engine with an engagine driving experience.

It will make the Emira one of the best manual transmission sports cars for sale in Australia.

Practical storage features

The Emira has been designed to provide multiple storage locations in the cabin around the driver and passenger seats, behind the front seats and boot space behind the engine.

The spaces have been designed to accomodate mobile phones, suitcases, helmets or even a set of golf clubs.

Creature comforts

Lotus has partnered with premium audio brand KEF to design a sound system that delivers crisp sound no matter which seat you use in the vehicle.

With a 10-channel amplifier with KEF’s Uni-Q system it will reproduce an extremely wide range of mid and high frequencies from a single point for an immersive  soundstage.

Powerful engine performance

Powering the Emira will be a choice of two petrol engines. The first choice will be a 3.5-litre V6 or the new-to-Lotus AMG unit which is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘i4’.

Power output will between 360 and 400bhp at launch, with 0-62mph (0-100km/h) acceleration in less than 4.5 seconds and top speeds of up to 180mph (290km/h). Maximum torque will be 430Nm

New Lotus design language

The Emira is the first Lotus sports car to carry the new design language first showcased on the award- winning Evija hypercar. It’s a contemporary look with sculpted surfaces and technical detailing, delivering exotic supercar appeal in the sports car segment.

A new and more premium approach for Lotus in terms of forms and materials, it is also a leap forward in fit and finish.

The latest sports car design

The influence of the Lotus Evija is plain to see through the fluid surfaces and crisp feature lines. The lineage is even more obvious on the prominent leading edge of the bonnet, shrink-wrapped cabin that’s tapered to the rear, sculpted doors and vents cut into the muscular rear haunches.

The unique-in-class exit vents, integrated into the bonnet to guide airflow over the car and optimise aerodynamics, are also derived from the Evija.

For the
purists.

The Emira will continue the Lotus tradition of offering a rear wheel drive, manual transmission, sports car to cater to driving enthusiasts. The Lotus Emira sports cars will be one of very few manual sports cars for sale in Australia when it is released.

The Emira’s interior design will celebrate what is very likely to be the last of its kind.

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SUPERCAR
DESIGN DNA.

Built in new production facilities at Lotus.

EMIRA GT4 RACE CAR

Simply Sports Cars can take orders for the Lotus Emira GT4 Race Car that can be used for motorsport, track days or targa rally events in Australia. You can order a custom built GT4 vehicle that can then be managed & supported by our team in Australia 

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Putting the driver first

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.

I4 Base Edition
From $ 155,990 MSRP
  • DCT Transmission
  • Turbo 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder
  • 268kw & 420Nm​
  • 0-100 km/h 4.2s
I4 First Edition
From $ 177,990 MSRP
  • DCT Transmission
  • Turbo 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder
  • 268kw & 420Nm
  • 0-100 km/h 4.2s
  • Drivers, Convenience & Design option packs
  • 12 way adjustable driver seat
  • KEF 10 channel premium audio system
V6 Base Edition
From $ 169,990 MSRP
  • Manual or Auto Transmission
  • Supercharged 3.5 litre V6
  • 298kw & 420Nm
  • 0-100 km/h 4.3s
V6 First Edition
From $ 184,990 MSRP
  • Manual or Auto Transmission
  • Supercharged 3.5 litre V6
  • 298kw & 420Nm
  • 0-100 km/h 4.3s
  • Drivers, Convenience & Design option packs
  • 12 way adjustable driver seat
  • KEF 10 channel premium audio system
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Simply Sports Cars is the official Lotus dealership in Sydney and Melbourne that will have the Lotus Emira sports car for sale.

We are taking pre-orders for the Lotus Emira. A $5,000 deposit is required from people wishing to secure an Emira build slot.

Pre-order deposits are fully refundable until such time that a factory build order is submitted, based on the customer specified vehicle and options.

Yes, Simply Sports Cars are taking orders for the Emira GT4 Race Car and will support owners in Australia.

The Lotus Emira will replace the current vehicle line up that Lotus produces. The Exige & Elise are available in 2021 as ‘Final Editions’ before production will cease. 

The Lotus Elise ‘Final Edition’ stock has sold out in Australia.

No, the Emira is a completely new vehicle & not an updated Evora. The two models share some dimensions but that is where the similarities end.

The Emira is built on the recently announced new Lotus Sports Car Architecture. The Lotus Emira does not use the Evora or Exige chassis. It does use the same pioneering Lotus bonded extruded aluminium chassis technology which debuted on the Elise.

However, for the Emira, every dimension is different to any previous Lotus chassis and it is fabricated in an all-new facility – Lotus Advanced Structures – in Norwich, just a few miles from Hethel

The Emira has a wider track than any recent Lotus road car, enhancing stability, delivering exceptional road-holding and the sensation of a very low centre of gravity. It is a true Lotus sports car that builds on the legacy of the Elise, Exige and Evora

The car has two defined chassis and suspension settings;

  • Tour is tuned for everyday road use, delivering the optimum blend of Lotus dynamic performance and handling with a more comfortable ride.
  • Sports is available with the optional Lotus Drivers Pack and provides a slightly stiffer suspension set-up for enhanced dynamic capability and feel.

All wheels & tyres will be 20 inches in diameter front and rear.

As standard they will be fitted with a Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyre, while a Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 is a cost option available in conjunction with the Lotus Drivers Pack.

Both tyres have been specially developed for the Emira by their manufacturer.

Hydraulic steering provides excellent feedback for the driver. The car has two defined chassis and suspension settings. Tour is tuned for everyday road use, delivering the optimum blend of Lotus dynamic performance and handling with a more comfortable ride. Sports is available with the optional Lotus Drivers Pack and provides a slightly stiffer suspension set-up for enhanced dynamic capability and feel. 

No – the Emira has been designed to be a sports car that can be used regularly for daily driving or spirited driving equally. It is a sports car that will deliver new levels of refinement and usability for Lotus.

No – the Emira has been designed to be a sports car that can be used regularly for daily driving or spirited driving equally. It is a sports car that will deliver new levels of refinement and usability for Lotus.

It will share the engine from the outgoing Exige and Evora but that is where the similarities end. The Emira will be a completely different driving experience.

The Lotus Emira will be on sale in Australia as a two door high performance sports car from Simply Sports Cars in Melbourne and Sydney. 

The Lotus Emira will be available from Lotus Dealerships in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and, Brisbane.

https://www.lotuscars.com/retailer/lotus-queensland

https://www.lotuscars.com/retailer/lotus-adelaide-sports-car-dealership/

https://www.lotuscars.com/retailer/lotus-perth/

https://www.lotuscars.com/retailer/lotus-melbourne/

Two petrol engines are available, a Lotus-engineered 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit from technical partner AMG, and the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre V6 from the Exige and Evora. Each is calibrated by Lotus to provide a unique and distinctive character for maximum driver engagement.


Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes, Lotus, commented: “The 2.0-litre is the world’s most powerful production in-line four-cylinder unit mated to AMG’s acclaimed DCT with paddleshifts and driving modes. It’s high-performance, hugely efficient thanks to cutting-edge technology, and delivers low emissions and linear performance. On top of all that, it’s been tuned in-house by the hugely experienced Hethel engineers to deliver that distinctive Lotus experience.”

Target weight of 1,405kg in its lightest form

Production of Australian Emira I4 First Edition is scheduled to start Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2023 for deliveries to commence in Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2023. 

The MSRP for the I4 First Edition in Australia is $177,990.

As with the V6 First Edition, the I4 First Edition will come with a very high standard specification, including all three packs (Drivers, Convenience and Design), a 12 way adjustable drivers seat and KEF 10 channel premium audio system. Customers will also be able to select the same range of non cost and additional cost options that were available on the V6 First Edition.

The entry level (base edition) cars will come into market at the following MSRP’s
− I4 (DCT) $155,990
− V6 (Manual) $169,990
− V6 (Automatic) $173,990

Full options lists and pricing for the base edition cars are due to be released Q3 2022.

The power output will be from 360 to 400 hp which will make the Lotus Emira one of the fastest sports cars available for sale in Australia with

• 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds

• Top speed of up to 180mph (290km/h)

Key dimensions of the Emira are length 4,412mm; width 1,895mm; height 1,225mm; and wheelbase 2,575mm.

Yes the Simply Sports Cars Lotus dealership in Sydney (or Melbourne) will be selling the Lotus Emira.

Key dimensions of the Emira are;

  • Length 4,412mm
  • Width 1,895mm
  • Height 1,225mm
  • Wheelbase 2,575mm.

Emira can be pre-ordered in Australia from Lotus Cars Dealerships including Simply Sports Cars in Sydney & Simply Sports Cars in Melbourne. 

The Emira 0-100 acceleration target will be less than 4.5 seconds and top speeds of up to 180mph (290km/h). Across the Emira range, power output will between 360 and 400bhp at launch.
The Emira 0-100 acceleration target will be less than 4.5 seconds and top speeds of up to 180mph (290km/h). Across the Emira range, power output will between 360 and 400bhp at launch.

There will be six different colours to choose from for a new Lotus Emira that include;

  1. SENECA BLUE
  2. NIMBUS GREY
  3. SHADOW GREY
  4. DARK VERDANT GREEN
  5. HETHEL YELLOW
  6. MAGMA RED

There will be seven different interior colour & fabric combinations to choose from for a new Lotus Emira that include;

  1. Black Nappa leather
  2. Red Nappa leather
  3. Grey Nappa leather
  4. Tan Nappa leather
  5. Black Alcantara with grey stitch,
  6. Black Alcantara with red stitch
  7. Black Alcantara with yellow stitch

There are five wheel choices for the new Lotus Emira sports car including;

  1. Cast 10-spoke
  2. Gloss black 10-spoke
  3. Silver forged V-spoke
  4. Gloss black forged V-spoke
  5. Diamond cut forged V-spoke)

There will be four brake caliper colours including black, red, yellow and silver

Lotus sports cars have been built at Hethel since 1966. Following more than £100 million of UK investment by Lotus, production of the Emira will take place in all-new state-of-the-art factory.

The Emira will remain ‘Handmade in Hethel’ in the United Kingdom, supported by new processes and technologies that will enhance efficiency and build quality – a genuine ‘best of both worlds’ solution.

An all-new paint shop features robotic application – a first for Lotus that will improve quality, capacity and process repeatability.

It includes many innovative technologies such as a combined primer and clear coat line.

There is a new semi-automated body assembly system, with robots being used to apply adhesive. Vehicle bodies are transported around the main assembly area on Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

Emira production actually begins at Lotus Advanced Structures (LAS), an all-new facility in nearby Norwich where chassis fabrication and front-end assembly takes place.

You can configure a Lotus Emira online and choose the colour & specifications of the interior and exterior of the vehicle. You can save your configuration or send it to a dealer to get a price on a Lotus Emira.

The Lotus Emira will have lots of cabin and boot storage that has been exceptionally well thought out.

It has twin central cup holders with a phone storage slot between them, and door bins that can accommodate a 500ml bottle.

Practicality also comes from the glovebox, trinket tray ahead of the gearstick, armrest between the seats with USB and 12v ports, plus a console net for bottles or documents.

Luggage or other large items can be stored behind the two seats (208 litres) or in the boot to the rear of the engine.

This space (151 litres) will take a standard-sized flight case or a set of golf clubs.

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