I was gutted to find out today, that Lotus are now requiring deposits to be paid direct, through their website and I assumed, that my order would now be further down the pecking order.
The 2023 Lotus Emira is no different, packaging an exotic exterior aesthetic headlined by sculpted surfaces and technical detailing that draws heavy inspiration from the Evija hypercar, with the elite engineering the brand is known for that augments the already considerable performance that lurks underneath the hood.
The supercharged V-6 is quieter at low revs than it was in the Evora, as a switchable exhaust valve keeps it muted in the default Tour driving mode, but either selecting Sport mode or taking the engine past 4000 rpm switches to the louder setting and helps the car find its voice.
Interior trim is finished in satin chrome, and the seats are 12-way adjustable and heated with driver memory presets.
Lotus The Emira is very much a Lotus, but a different one.
When ordering an Emira, customers will have to choose between a relaxed suspension setup with softer springs and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tires, or a performance-focused setup with stiffer springs and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.