New Lotus (Section 1 Intro)

A new icon

The Lotus story continues with a new icon: Emira.

A car that doesn’t just turn heads but turns conventional thinking on its head, with its exotic supercar looks, everyday usability and enhanced comfort combined with class leading Lotus driving dynamics.

It’s everything you’d expect from a Lotus, but like nothing you’d expect. The journey towards a thrilling new future begins here.

New Lotus - Emira Test Drive

Test Drive

Book a test drive appointment and experience the incredible Lotus Emira at our Horsley showroom. The Emira isn't just a car; it's a symbol of precision engineering, exhilarating performance, and unmatched driving pleasure.

To create a truly memorable test drive, we've carefully crafted the perfect route, which seamlessly integrates various road types, encompassing A roads, B roads and country lanes. This thoughtfully designed route showcases the Emira's outstanding abilities and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of this exceptional vehicle's potential.

Booking your Emira test drive is quick and easy. You can use the links provided on the buttons below to access the Lotus booking platform and select a date and time that suits you, alternatively you can contact our Lotus experts who will be happy to schedule your appointment.

First Edition



Premium carpet mats
Black premium Lotus branded driver and passenger footwell over mats

Open manual gear change mechanism with mesh grille
Available on V6 Manual only

12 way adjustable seating inc. 2 memory functions (seat & mirrors)

12 way fully electric seat, Electric fore /aft, height, tilt and recline adjustment. 4 way adjustable lumbar support. 2 pre set memory function on drivers seat and mirrors

Nappa Leather Trim
Choice of Black, Red, Ice Grey, Tan leather nappa interior

Alcantara Trim
Black Alcantara trim with a choice of Grey, Red or Yellow contrast stitch

Heated seats
Heated driver and passenger seats with three independently controlled temperature settings

Black Alcantara Headlining
Headlining, A-pillars and cantrail trimmed in black Alcantara



KEF Premium Audio (560w)
KEF premium branded 10 channel audio system which includes three KEF Uni-Q speakers and a fresh air subwoofer



Paint Colours
A choice of one of the six colours available in the First Edition palette – Hethel Yellow (solid), Nimbus Grey, Shadow Grey, Dark Verdant, Seneca Blue, Magma Red, Median Blue, Atlantis Blue, Vivid Red, Zinc Grey, Osmium Silver, Mist White, Cosmos Black

20″ V-spoke Forged alloy wheels with a choice of Diamond Cut, Silver or Gloss Black finish

Two-Piece Brake Discs
A choice of Black, Red, Silver or Yellow calipers


Lotus Drivers Pack
Track Mode (ESP), Track Mode HMI / TFT Display, Switchable exhaust sound based on drive mode and a choice of:
Track tyre and sports suspension
Touring tyre and sports suspension
Touring tyre and touring suspension

Convenience Pack
Front parking sensors
Rear reversing camera
Rain sensing wipers with aero blades
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Automatic dimming wing mirrors

Lotus Design Pack
Lightweight 10-spoke V-design, Forged wheel – Front 20×8.5J and Rear 20x10J
Privacy glass to rear three quarter windows and rear windscreen
sports pedal pads, Aluminium with rubber inserts
Choice of: Red, Black, Silver or Yellow brake calipers
Black Lotus branded premium carpet over mats



6-speed automatic gearbox
6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox offering full automatic and manual control via steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Available on V6 only

Black Pack
Gloss Black roof, cantrails, mirror pods, rear LOTUS badge and tailpipe finishers

Scorpion S5 Vehicle Tracker
Scorpion Vehicle Tracker System (S5 Thatcham Approved / Mobile App Functionality)

Vehicle based wireless control system for the pre-set operation of garage doors, electric gates, home security systems and appliances.

Alcantara Steering wheel
Black, Grey, Yellow, Red contrast stitch and TDC marker (Only available with Automatic Transmission)

Leather steering wheel
Grey, Yellow, Red contrast stitch



Privacy Glass – Deletion
Rear tailgate and 3/4 light replaced with clear glass

Tour chassis with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyres
Picked as part of the suspension choice of touring or sport

Sport chassis with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyres
Picked as part of the suspension choice of touring or sport

Sport chassis with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
Picked as part of the suspension choice of touring or sport

New Lotus (Section 16 TURBOCHARGED)



3.5 litre | 400 bhp | 420 Nm

180/169 mph | 4.2/4.6s 0-60 mph | 258 g/km CO2

The much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre V6 tuned by Lotus to provide a unique and distinctive character for maximum driver engagement.


2.0 litre | 360 bhp | 430 Nm

180 mph | 4.3s 0-60 mph | 208 g/km CO2

Lotus-engineered 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit from technical partner AMG tuned in-house by the hugely experienced Hethel engineers to deliver that distinctive Lotus experience.

* Figures are intended for comparability purposes. The CO2 produced under real life driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

​We endeavour to keep the information on the website up to date and we reserve the right to change these product specifications at any time without notice.

^ CO2 figures detailed on this page for the Emira First Edition (I4) are target specifications based upon simulations. We have carried out thousands of hours of computer modelling, dynamic simulation and engineering development that have contributed to the target specifications and we have a strong degree of confidence that as the prototype vehicles progress through their testing phases, the target specifications will be met and, in some cases, surpassed. All customers who have placed an order for this Emira will be kept up-to-date with significant prototype phase completions.

Accompanying images are for illustrative and informative purposes only and do not reflect the latest model year production. The appearance of colours depends on the set-up of your device.

New Lotus (Section 2 Optimised Aerodynamics)

Optimised Aerodynamics

Efficient aerodynamics have been at the heart of every Lotus since the very beginning. Emira is no exception. Intelligent engineering means it is the only car in its class to generate significant downforce, generating outstanding performance and exceptional grip at all speeds.

New Lotus (Section 3 For the drivers)

For the drivers

Emira is a true sports car that builds on the legacy of past Lotus icons. Everything about it is – For The Drivers.

Smart design and technology delivers enhanced stability, exceptional road handling and the sensation of a very low centre of gravity. This is a car that demands to be driven.

New Lotus (Section 4 A new design language)

A new design language

Influenced by the Evija electric hypercar, Emira has a stunningly contemporary look with sculpted surfaces and crisp feature lines. Bringing exotic looks and features to the sports car category.

New Lotus (Section 5 Beautifully intuitive)

Beautifully intuitive

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.

New Lotus (Section 6 Built to thrill)

Built to thrill

Clever engineering means there’s no need for active aerodynamics. As downforce increases with speed Emira generates exceptional grip through corners, delivering precise and connected handling. The engineering doesn’t stop there. Our hugely experienced engineers at Hethel make sure every Emira is tuned to perfection, injecting each one with unmistakable Lotus spirit.

New Lotus (Section 7 Comfortable & Practical)

Comfortable & Practical

The everyday sports car that’s high on comfort and functionality. It has twin central cup holders, a phone storage slot, and door bins that can accommodate a 500ml bottle.

Practicality also comes from the glovebox, trinket tray, 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 (151 litres) to accommodate a standard-sized flight case or a set of golf clubs.

New Lotus (Section 8 Convenient Technology)

Convenient Technology

Packed with the latest technology demanded by the discerning driver. Access to the car’s infotainment system is via a 10.25-inch centrally mounted touch-screen, with an additional 12.3-inch TFT driver’s display behind the steering wheel.

All content is exclusive to Lotus has been designed and developed by an in-house team. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are integrated as standard

New Lotus (Section 9 Premium Audio)

Premium Audio

First Edition will be fitted with a KEF premium branded 10 channel audio system which includes three KEF Uni-Q speakers and a fresh air subwoofer.

The collaboration and fitment of KEF audio into an OEM automotive application is a first for the brand. Featuring KEF’s signature Uni-Q system, a unique driver technology which combines an innovative miniaturised tweeter with the mid-range driver, so they occupy the same acoustic centre. With careful engineering and some patented technology, it results in a single speaker unit that covers the entire mid-range and high-frequency audio spectrum.

New Lotus (Section 10 Chassis & Suspension)

Chassis & Suspension

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. Lotus Engineering departments have worked with both Michelin and Goodyear to develop 2 new tyre concepts that are larger than those of Evora and bespoke for the Lotus Emira. Goodyear tyres enhance all weather usability and ride quality without compromising driving feedback whilst the Michelin tyres achieve extreme track performance without compromising comfort.

New Lotus (Section 11 Exterior Lighting)

Exterior Lighting

Emira is equipped with full LED exterior lighting as standard.

Full LED lighting achieves an incredibly bright crystal white light (75,000 Candelas) that provides excellent visibility, particularly in wet and gloomy conditions or driving at night, while using much less energy than halogen or xenon HID bulbs, which is great for the environment as well as extending the lifetime of your battery. The rear LED taillights are formed in an elongated circular shape that accentuates the vehicles design at the rear and includes a third high level rear brake light centrally mounted in the rear wing.

New Lotus (Section 12 Lotus Dynamics)

Lotus Dynamics

Developed for optimal performance, Emira utilises clever aerodynamic packaging as standard.

The flat chassis floor, motorsport style front splitter, four element rear diffuser and integrated rear wing work in conjunction with the aerodynamic body. This allows for a fluid air flow that will produce a high level of balanced downforce bestowing Emira with enhanced high speed stability and cornering power.

New Lotus (Section 15 Matt Windle, Managing Director)

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 – congratulations on being among the first to own the Lotus Emira.

Matt Windle, Managing Director

New Lotus (Section 17 POWER TRAIN)


Everything about Emira is for the drivers, including the engine. Emira will offer two powertrains built to deliver blistering performance and maximum thrills. This includes the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre supercharged V6 and the world’s most powerful production 4 cylinder engine developed in conjunction with AMG and tuned to deliver a heart-racing 360hp.

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