September 22, 2021 By C! Magazine Staff

Lotus confirms full specification and price of all-new Emira V6 First Edition

Lotus has confirmed the price and full specification of the all-new Emira V6 First Edition. The car, fully loaded with a host of desirable technology, infotainment, and comfort features plus unique badging, costs £75,995.

The price in major European markets has also been released, including in Germany where the car is €95,995. Prices in other international markets, including the USA and China, will be released in the coming weeks. Production of the Emira V6 First Edition will start in the spring, with the ‘i4’ four-cylinder First Edition arriving in the autumn.

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, commented: “The Emira is the most accomplished Lotus we’ve ever made, and to celebrate and reward our keenest early customers, we want to make the first cars extra special to own. The features have been carefully selected by our design team to make for a truly special and distinct First Edition.”

The Emira is an all-new mid-engine premium sports car that perfectly embodies the ongoing transformation of the Lotus business and brand. It features all the hallmarks that the automotive world has come to expect from a Lotus – striking design, thrilling dynamic performance delivering best-in-class ride and handling, outstanding aerodynamics, and an unrivaled experience ‘For The Drivers’.

Building on the legacy of Elise, Exige, and Evora, the Emira represents a quantum leap forward for Lotus. Those instantly recognizable brand signatures and core values have been combined with a paradigm shift in levels of practicality, comfort, functionality, and technology. The Emira has been developed on a new lightweight bonded aluminum chassis – technology pioneered by Lotus and which remains an intrinsic part of the company’s sports car DNA.

Powering the V6 First Edition is the much-loved and Lotus-honed 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine, mid-mounted behind the two seats. Developing 400hp, it’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with a visible gearchange mechanism and hydraulic power-assisted steering.

The car rides on 20-inch ultra-lightweight V-spoke forged alloy wheels. They’re diamond cut to create a premium two-tone finish, though silver or gloss black versions are available as a no-cost option. Two-piece brake discs with branded calipers are part of the First Edition spec, plus a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The First Edition comes in one of six vibrant paint colors: Seneca Blue – which was seen at the car’s launch in July – plus Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey, and Nimbus Grey. More colors will be available in 2022.

Exterior details include LED lights all around, a titanium exhaust finisher, heated power-fold door mirrors, and rear parking sensors. The Lower Black Pack is fitted as standard, which means the front bumper air blades, front splitter, side sills, and rear diffuser are all finished in gloss black.

There are seven interior color choices, all available at no extra cost. They are red, black, grey, and tan Nappa leather, as well as black Alcantara with either red, yellow, or grey stitching. Satin chrome trim finishers, white interior mood lighting, and Lotus-branded sill kick plates complete the premium look.

The heated seats feature 12-way adjustability and two memory presets linked to the door mirrors (driver’s seat only). Climate control, cruise control, keyless start, and selectable drive modes are all included.

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite navigation (in selected markets) are integrated into the Emira V6 First Edition, supported by Bluetooth and USB/12v sockets. The 10-channel/340W premium audio system has been developed in partnership with respected British brand KEF and includes DAB digital radio. All functions are accessed through a 10.25-inch centrally mounted touch-screen, with driver feedback through a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster ahead of the multi-function steering wheel.

Three more option packs are fitted as standard to the car, making four in total. The Drivers Pack gives customers the choice of Tour or Sport suspension with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tires, or Sport suspension with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Design Pack adds privacy glass, sports pedals, a black Alcantara headliner, and the choice of black, red, yellow, or silver-painted brake calipers. Lotus-branded footwell mats are also included. The Convenience Pack adds front parking sensors, a rear reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers with aero blades, auto-dimming mirrors, and a rear luggage storage net.

Options available at an extra cost include a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shift (£1,800 / €2,600 in Germany); and the Black Pack, which colors the roof, contrails, mirror backs, rear Lotus badge, and exhaust finisher (£1,200 / €1,370 in Germany).

Production of the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will start in the spring, with the ‘i4’ four-cylinder First Edition arriving later in the autumn. An entry-level Emira – priced from £59,995 – will be available during 2023.


Engine configuration 3,456cc / V6
Engine model Toyota 2GR-FE
Supercharger Edelbrock 1740
Power 400hp / 298kW
Torque 420Nm (manual) / 430Nm (auto)
Max engine speed 6,800rpm
Gearbox Six-speed manual / six-speed auto
CO2 emissions (WLTP combined) 243g/km*
0-60mph 4.3 seconds*
0-100km/h 4.3 seconds (manual) / 4.2 seconds (auto)*
Top speed 180mph / 290km/h*
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.349*

*subject to homologation

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