Intro to the Emira
At Lotus Silverstone you can now view and drive the Lotus Emira. This car represents both a new beginning and the end of a chapter in the brand’s history, as it is the last model to feature a traditional petrol engine at its core.
This innovative vehicle stands alone as the solitary sports car currently produced by Lotus, bridging the gap left by the departures of the beloved Elise, Exige and Evora models. With the goal of creating a comprehensive lineup, the Emira is poised to be the foundation of a trio of vehicles, alongside the highly anticipated Eletre SUV and the cutting-edge Evija hypercar. If all goes according to plan, this dynamic trio of vehicles will be available by mid-2023.
Overview of Emira
The 2023 Lotus Emira is the last internal combustion engine-powered vehicle from the celebrated British sports car maker. Its sleek design draws inspiration from the upcoming Evija hyper-EV, featuring prominent angled air inlets on the front grille to cool the brakes and engine, while additional air inlets in the rear further enhance its aerodynamics.
The Emira’s striking angular appearance sets it apart as the most visually striking small sports car on the market, offering the option to personalize the color of its four-piston brake callipers, which come standard with 20-inch alloy wheels.
Lotus Silverstone became the UK’s premier location for the Lotus Evora. We now provide the best support and experiences for the Emira, which shares a similar design and performance ethos with the Evora. The text subtly highlights this relationship, making the Lotus Emira a must-see for sports car enthusiasts.
It is everything you would anticipate from a Lotus, yet it also surprises you. Lotus Silverstone is where the path to an exhilarating new future begins.
The Lotus Emira is a new addition to the brand’s legacy as an iconic vehicle. Its exceptional blend of exotic supercar styling, daily practicality, increased comfort, and class-leading driving dynamics make it a standout in its class, challenging conventional wisdom with its innovative design and capabilities.
Inspired by the Evija electric hypercar, the Emira boasts a contemporary design with sculpted curves, sharp feature lines, and distinctive styling that sets it apart from other sports vehicles in the market.
At the heart of every Lotus vehicle lies a focus on aerodynamics, and the Emira is no exception. Its unique architecture creates a substantial amount of downforce, delivering superb performance and exceptional grip at all speeds, with no need for active aerodynamics. The downforce increases with speed, resulting in precise and connected handling through turns.
The engineers at Hethel are masters of their craft, meticulously calibrating each Emira to achieve optimal performance, while infusing each vehicle with the distinct Lotus personality. With a wealth of engineering expertise, the Emira promises to be a thrilling driving experience.
The Lotus Emira boasts significant improvements to its interior, leaving behind the bland and uninspiring interiors of the Elise and Exige. Quality leather surfaces, large screens, and sporty details, such as a red ignition button cover, now define the cabin of the Emira.
For those who prefer luxury, the First Edition offers a choice of nappa leather and alcantara trim, while all variants come with high-quality finishes, including black leather and cloth. In addition, the Emira provides ample storage space under the seats and functional cubby holes throughout the cabin.
Despite its sleek and sporty exterior, the seating position in the Lotus Emira is not as low as one might expect. The Emira features two digital displays in front of the driver: a central touchscreen and an instrument panel that adapts to match the driving modes (Tour, Sport, and Track). Both displays have crisp, understated graphics that are distinctly Lotus.
Careful consideration has been given to the control layout, with physical and touch controls expertly divided to provide an intuitive driving experience.
The Emira is a sports car that continues Lotus’ tradition of making vehicles that prioritize the driving experience. It offers enhanced stability, excellent handling, and a low center of gravity thanks to smart design and technology. This car is meant to be driven and provides a thrilling experience. Lotus has partnered with Lotus Silverstone, making it the best place in the UK to bring an Emira, providing drivers with exceptional support and care.
The Emira accelerates swiftly and easily, reaching high speeds on straightaways. Its powerful, confident brakes give the driver lots of control, making it a thrilling driving experience on both road and racetrack. It outpaces the Evora in stability and can still stay straight even with heavy braking.
The Emira has a supercharged V6 engine that produces a thrilling sound when accelerated, enhancing the car’s desired Lotus character. Driving the Emira offers immense satisfaction with instantaneous direction changes and controlled movement.
The Emira’s steering is lovely and linear, allowing for precise control. The car’s low nose disappears from view, leaving the front wheel arches in sight, making it easy to hit the apex. Expert support and care from Lotus Silverstone adds to the Emira’s already unmatched driving experience.
Lotus Silverstone can also provide the Emiras racing sibling the Lotus Emira GT4, captured here on The Lotus Silverstone track day in September 2022.
This car is the pinnacle of GT4 racing.
Please contact Matt or Aimee at Lotus Silverstone if you are interested in exploring racing the GT4.