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Lotus Emira GT4 Race Car - Is It Really Worth Over $200,000?

Lotus Emira GT4 Race Car - Is It Really Worth Over $200,000?

The Lotus Emira GT4 is lighter, has more aero stuff, and comes with the same V-6 as the standard Emira

After making us wait for over 10 years, Lotus finally unveiled its new car called the Emira. It made its debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of months back. Now, the automaker has come up with a competition-spec race car version of the Emira. Called the Lotus Emira GT4 Race Car, it comes with a slimmer physique and some added aero stuff. It’s a concept for now, but we’ll have the real deal later this year.

Update - 05.05.2022: After revealing the specs and some images of the Emira GT4 Race Car back in September 2021, Lotus has launched it with all pomp and show at the iconic Hethel test track in Norwich, U.K. VIP attendees were treated to laps around the 2.2-mile circuit with the company’s Director of Vehicle Attributes and former British GT Championship winner, Gavan Kershaw, piloting it. The company disclosed the price as well - £165,000, which is approximately $204,250 at the current exchange rates.

Lotus even brought along a guest – a Lotus Type 30 Sports Racer. This is a 1965 GT, finished in a white exterior shade, and is powered by a Ford-sourced 4.7-liter, V-8 engine. Lotus built only 33 copies of it, and this particular example won the Whitsun Trophy at last year’s Goodwood Revival. Check out the gallery to relish the Emira GT4 Race Car as well as the 1965 Type 30 Sports Racer.

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2023 Lotus Emira

2023 Lotus Emira

The Emira is the last gas-powered car from Lotus and it will be offered with two engine options – one from Toyota and one from Mercedes-AMG

The first new car from Lotus in a long time also happens to be the last internal combustion-engined car. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, the Lotus Emira. The Emira was launched earlier this year, but the company didn’t reveal all the details about it. Since then, Lotus has given us the information in chunks, and now, we have all that we need, right from the interior and exterior details to its drivetrain and pricing specs.

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2022 Lotus Emira First Edition Four-Cylinder

2022 Lotus Emira First Edition Four-Cylinder

It will be powered by AMG’s most powerful four-cylinder engine

Lotus announced the Emira in 2021 as a replacement for all the Exige, Elise, and Evora, but also as the company’s final gas-powered car. Like every automaker used us by now, with the launch of every new model there is also a First Edition announced.

That was the case with the Emira too: at launch it got a Emira V-6 First Edition priced at over $100,000. Despite its huge price, the V-6 First Edition Emira enjoyed overwhelming success, with a 175% increase in requests just last week.

So, Lotus decided to add another Emira First Edition, this time powered by a four-cylinder engine.

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Best Cars Of 2021

Best Cars Of 2021

Our list is made up of some of the most significant models that stood out this year

With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.

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The Lotus Emira Just Became the AMG-Powered Competitor the BMW M4 Never Saw Coming

The Lotus Emira Just Became the AMG-Powered Competitor the BMW M4 Never Saw Coming

Unpopular Prediction: The Lotus Emira Will Pose A Huge Threat To the BMW M4

When the Lotus Emira launched, we classified it as a bit of a mixed bag. We praised it for its tech-happy interior and the AMG powertrain is definitely a plus but, at the same time, there’s a little too much of that typical Lotus DNA – especially for a vehicle that marks the end of Lotus’ gas-powered lineup forever. We recently learned how much the Lotus Emira will cost and, while the flagship, V6-powered Emira First Edition will command a wallet-hitting price that nudges beyond six figures, the entry-level model is much more affordable, putting in the company of some strange competition.

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What You Need to Know About The Lotus Emira

What You Need to Know About The Lotus Emira

The last gasoline Lotus has some promising bits and bobs

It has been quite a long time since the British sports car manufacturer, Lotus brought out an all-new car. Several months ago, they released their last new model before they go hybrid and electric, the Emira, but they were keeping some crucial details close to the vest.

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Lotus Has Revealed Specs Of The Flagship Emira V-6 First Edition

Lotus Has Revealed Specs Of The Flagship Emira V-6 First Edition

The Emira V-6 First Edition will be offered with a manual or an automatic gearbox, and will be priced at over $100,000!

Lotus announced that the Emira will be its last gas-powered car, thus marking the end of an era. The Emira, the automaker’s first new car in very many years, was launched a couple of months back, but with sparse details. Fast forward to the present day, and Lotus has finally revealed some specifics.

Lotus revealed the specs and price of the Emira V-6 First Edition car. The car will make 400 horses, can be paired to either an automatic or a manual gearbox, and is priced at over $100,000. How about that!

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Jenson Button Takes The Lotus Emira For A Spin Before Its American Debut

Jenson Button Takes The Lotus Emira For A Spin Before Its American Debut

F1 Champ Jensen Button took the Emira around the famed Laguna Seca Circuit and came impressed with Lotus’ latest creation

The Lotus Emira,which made its successful world debut last month, is making its maiden appearance in the United States with an exceptional driver behind the wheel.

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The Lotus Emira Represents Significant Change with Familiarity

The Lotus Emira Represents Significant Change with Familiarity

The Emira is new, but there’s a lot of typical Lotus design mixed in with some AMG power and a tech-happy interior

The day has finally come as Lotus hammers the last nail into its fuel-driven coffin as it spreads its wings to explore the great unknown. Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but Lotus’ final gas-powered car – the one that’s replacing the Exige, Elise, and Evora – has finally been revealed. In a nutshell, it appears to blend cues from the Evija and Evora with a newly designed rear end and a larger footprint than any of its predecessors. As a new competitor aimed at the likes of the Porsche 718 Cayman and the Alpine A110, and the last car from Lotus that won’t be electric, the Emira has a lot of expectations to live up to. Does it have what it takes? Let’s take a deeper look at the finer details.

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The Emira Marks the End of an Era For Lotus

The Emira Marks the End of an Era For Lotus

The Emira is the last gasoline-powered car from Lotus, and the future gets more interesting by the day

We are just weeks away from the launch of Lotus’ all new sports car. The one that we already know is dubbed the Emira. So what makes the Emira so special? Well, the fact that it is an all-new gas-powered sports car in an era where every other automaker is switching to some form of hybrid or electric drivetrain. But is there more?

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Lotus Is Saying Goodbye To Gasoline-Power Cars With EMIRA

Lotus Is Saying Goodbye To Gasoline-Power Cars With EMIRA

A debut is slated to happen on July 6, which is when we’ll find out more details about this sports car

As if the development of the Evija wasn’t a clear sign that Lotus is looking to make the switch to electrons, the British sports car maker is once again enforcing that decision by launching a brand new sports car - the last Lotus to pack a combustion engine after the axing of the Elise, Exige and Evora.

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