The Emira examined right here is powered by a supercharged, 3.5-liter V6 engine from Toyota. It is an engine Lotus has used for some time now and, within the Emira, produces 400 hp and 310 ft-lbs of torque. The zero to 60 mph dash takes 4.2 seconds, relying on how fast you’re with the gear shift from first to second, and the highest velocity is a claimed 180 mph.
One other model of Emira shall be alongside later this yr, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-AMG, producing 365 hp and driving the rear wheels by means of an eight-speed DCT automated gearbox with paddle shifters.
Whereas the V6 is probably going the faster automotive for now — Lotus hasn’t introduced efficiency statistics for the AMG mannequin simply but — the Toyota engine does not have a lot headroom, whereas the AMG motor produces over 400 hp within the Mercedes A45 S, so a faster Emira may nicely be on the playing cards.
Again to the V6, and it is a totally mechanical and considerably old-school motor. Mixed with the heavy clutch and equipment shifter, it may be somewhat difficult in visitors, whereas emitting a soundtrack that’s harsh and mechanical slightly than tuneful. Unleash it although, and above 3,000 rpm the V6 comes alive, serving up a severe shove of acceleration accompanied by a high-pitched wail from the dual exhaust that’s correctly loud. It is a noise that may comfortably afford the checks written by the supercar styling.