- Jul 11, 2021
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- Emira Status
- Waiting to order
Let's take a closer look at how these supercars compare, starting with their exterior design.
Considering Emira is the successor of Evora, it really makes sense to compare the two supercars and see how their specifications and features contrast side by side. Is The Emira a big improvement on the Evora or does it not go far enough?
When it comes to the exterior design of the Emira, quite a few changes stand out when compared to the Lotus. The modern design of the Emira suits both the style of Lotus and the imposing design wave that can be seen throughout sports cars of the modern era.
The exterior design of the Emira distinguishes itself in many ways with rounder edges, simpler cuts and alterations to the sides that help with aerodynamics. It appears that the Emria's design is, at least in part, inspired by the layout of other supercars like the Ferrari 488. The Emira represents significant progress over the Evora.
The Emira's interior is on a whole different level compared to the Evora. The new design has a premium, luxurious, and sporty look and feel all at once. The wheel has been improved, the new instrument panel is a 12.3-inch TFT display that looks crispy, and the new central touschreen is a 10.25-inch that makes the driver's life easier, offering easy access to important performance data. The Emira also comes with two cupholders in the center as well as 7.4cu-ft of storage space behind the front seats.
This supercar is generally comfier than the Evora too, as it has more space on the inside. The colors that Lotus picked for the launch version are both dashing and premium. The overall design is a lot more modern and luxurious than Evora's and promises an even better driving experience.
The steering of the Emira is hydraulic-based and its suspension has multi-link setups front and rear. The ride comes with steel brakes and its 20-inches wheels will be covered by the Goodyear Eagle F1 as the standard package.
When it comes to the engine, the Emira will have the same Toyota supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 that was used for the Evora. The Lotus Emira will develop about 400 hp with this engine and notably that is a bit lower than the 416 hp of the 2021 Evora GT.
That is happening to decrease the emissions of the engine. After mid-2022 the AMG-built M139 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 will be another option for Emira's engine with an output of about 360 hp.
As Lotus has advertised, the Emira will be able to reach 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. That's slightly longer than the 3.8 seconds that the 2020 Evora GT can do it in. As for the new car's top speed, 180 mph is the official number given by Lotus. Again, that's slightly under Evora's top speed of 188 mph.
All in all, the new Emira may look better than the Evora but the older car will be a bit faster. That is mainly down to the extra horsepower that the Evora's engine produces. The Emira will cost about $80,000 and will start production next April.