First Emira test drive
See what Carfection, Top Gear & Car and Driver thought after they drove the latest Lotus Emira sports prototype on the track and road before it’s release in 2022
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We are pretty excited to see the first opinions from some of the world’s leading journalists after driving an Emira prototype in the UK.
While there are still quite a few elements to be finessed the early indications are really positive. All the reviewers impressions left no doubt the Emira will drive and feel like a true Lotus. We mention this because quite a few people assumed this sports car was going to be full of luxury and the driving experience would be forgotten about.
Far from it.
The Emira retains a lot of DNA & no matter how many press releases you read or branded materials you might come across, hearing or reading it from people who have now driven the car first hand should inspire confidence.
The Emira has all the key elements we love about the brand – the bonded aluminium chassis with larger footprint than Exige or Elise, the hydraulic steering for precise fingertip responses, passive dampers and all the everyday interior features everyone expects in a new vehicle.
For those who are keen learn more about the driving experience, make sure you watch Gavan’s video as he hustles an Emira around Hethel and talks about the development journey.