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    Lotus Emira

    the 4cylinder is as potent if not more than expected with 360bhp as base.
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    Lotus Emira

    now on Evo: https://www.evo.co.uk/lotus/203463/2022-lotus-emira-revealed-all-new-coupe-to-rival-alpine-a110-and-porsche-cayman top gear: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/british/meet-new-ps60k-400bhp-lotus-emira Car: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/lotus/emira/ Logically they would not bring the top spec R version at launch. Surprising, EVO are saying that the weight is the same regardless of engine configuration 1405kg. There's a lot of weight to be shaved for later iterations.
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    Lotus Emira

    I stand corrected it is the detuned?! AMG engine!! And yeah it is a freakin looker front and back
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    Lotus Emira

    What kind of embargo has lotus put in place on this one??!! Not even a tidbit hours from release?! Did they threaten of punishment, death or what...
  5. Pff.... Just a few more minutes, just a few more minutes, we've been waiting for years, I can wait a few more minutes.
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    Lotus Emira

    I'm off to the bank to negotiate steal money tomorrow after the presentation. Ph.D will do what must.
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    Lotus Emira

    Lotus Aeroad...
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    Lotus Emira

    Russell and his team have just made the most gorgeous Lotus post Chapman I believe. It has a very italian 60 lines, very clean, very craftsman and as we all know the dynamic will be flawless. Lotus Unleashed.
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    Lotus Emira

    The latest teaser is my oh my.
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    Lotus Emira

    It could mix composites and aluminium. The investment in tooling at what is formerly Vulcan rd has been significant... They could easily do stamping now I assume. Aluminium stamped body parts would resolve some quality issues... We will know soon enough.
  11. Nice one Bibs. Emira stated to have class leading ergonomics, that is no small statement to make, the Geely-Volvo-CEVT hub probably came in handy on this one, but it is good to see the company this bullish. Nice to see the skeleton building becoming the focal point of the campus So Lotus will get more involved in XE. I guess it could mean branding for the car as Hummer and Cupra are already doing, Lotus by JBXE maybe... The Emira GT4 also got the go ahead which is good news. Jenson has become a bit of an ambassador for the brand lately ; I wonder if it means that Lotus could use the JB & RJN umbrella for the GT4 programs, essentially stealing him from the McLaren stable. GT4 is typically privateer run but in the US it is looking more and more like a privateer sometime heavily supported by brand. GT4 is still for amateur drivers but sometimes you see weirdly famous names right next to the amateur driver's name on the car.
  12. Yup Lotus is set to stun again, it's impressive that 7 days from launch they managed to keep it fully under wrap and under control, bearing in mind that leaks tend to be organized in general but we've got zilch on the league front, just organized company teasing. And yeah the car is a looker... but knew that already. All the renders published by the journos are way off and some will eat their tongue out!!
  13. Saw it thanks. I'm just shocked at the complete absence of spy shots of the car in camo... in the online usual suspect publication.
  14. 7 days from reveal and not a tidbit of another teaser in the media... How severe is/was this NDA?
  15. These angles are wild, these stunt/race drones are something else. Also I would have rather had Lotus and an architecture firm re-engineer this stadium top to bottom.
  16. I would much rather have Aviva and their billions of pounds in turnover take care of forking the money on the jersey. The question here being did Lotus approach the canaries or did the canaries approach Lotus. As long as it does not impact Lotus bottom line i'm fine with it and I guess lotus does it a lot more as one of the top employees in Norfolk (social responsability and all of that) than as a sport cars manufacturer as i believe a race program would reach potential customer of the brand faster. However getting the SUV out in the hands of players and their wags will not be a bad thing.
  17. So i guess Lotus will entrust 22 brand new Emiras to a bunch of lads comes the winter... Come to think of it, it would be probably best to entrust them with SUVs, the Emira may be too much car for them...
  18. Dear Matt, Lotus has presented its vision of what endurance racing could look like in 2030, Lotus engineering is now involved in motorsport thru a collaboration with JBXE racing, we have read that an Emira GT was being tested in concert with RML. When will an announcement on an official return to motorsport be made official? Lotus has presented its new retail strategy, which appears to caters specifically well for pop up points of sales and contacts in urban environment, however the coverage for after sales services and even sales is still pretty spotty in North America as of now, will we see a dramatic increase in this coverage? Or will a Lotus customer will still have to hike up to 1500km to have his car serviced? The North American market if very lease centric when it comes to premium and luxury cars, how will Lotus adapt to it?
  19. Ok. What many seem to forget is that if Emira is replacing all current cars it has been benchmarked against Boxster and 911. Cayman, because in 4 cylinder guise, it is the most logical competitor, and 911 because as opposed to Cayman, Lotus has always set its cars free to go giant hunting ; just like the Exige 430 Cup was nibbling the heels of any GT3, while the Cayman GT4 was reined in by the higher ups at Weissach, Emira will be set to hunt the 911 GT3 in top spec, not that Emira will automatically need to get 500bhp to do it. On that question, does Emira need more than 500bh?. Now, do some of us want it to? Yes. Are they right to want it? Well, we always want more don't we! But will the car need it, if it weighs under 1350kg in top spec, and makes the entire competition look ridiculous of the line and in the curves. Once again, Emira is set to be Emira and not an Esprit successor. I for one just want Emira the best car it can be, I've seen one image - just the one - the car is a freakin looker, I'm not saying everybody will like it, but if you fell for Evija you may as well have your checkbook ready. And the dealers at least here are ready. When it comes to the interior, it will surprise some, but it is not all Volvo or it won't feel all Volvo, it is going to be hightech à la Volvo yes, and the "hightechery" of it all serves one big purpose, containing weight. Yes, it will have many more CPUs and GPUs than an Evora ever had, but the packaging of the car is on the the clever side of motorsport engineering. Of course some modules are always going to be heavy no matter what, electric seats can only get that light, but if you can do without them save the weight. Lotus is very unlikely going to have tinkered with the internal of the Toyota engine because there's no need to... And from what I gathered the 4cyl will have the same kind of treatment, Lotus have played with induction and exhaust but no internals were touched, because it doesn't make sense to get the engine delivered only to open and then close them of the chain and risk having defects. By the way, the recent unveil of the new retail strategy was no coincidence, it is super versatile and scaleable and Lotus will make full use of the resources at their disposal, but instead of thinking about adding dealers, it appears the strategy is more evolutive, Lotus will add dealers yes, but the new showrooms will not automatically be on the dealers lot...
  20. Many here are assuming Lotus is sticking to the GR-FE ... Some are assuming that the car is heavier than the outgoing car because of added creature comfort... if Emira take a lot from the porosity concept of Evija and the Elemental platform is the stepforward Lotus has made it to be... Some maybe in for a surprise...
  21. To answer your first question, yes you can get 500hp with the 2gr-fr and Lotus did so on the dyno. Getting hp from the engine is not diificult and from what i heard way back when it was a reliable delivery... but everybody agreed the gearboxe was not going to cope. they obtained the power at 7200rpm and it exceeded the torque rating of BG6. Regardless even if we don't get 500bhp i'm still thinking that the absolute top end version shall get more than 430 bhp just because it is the nature of progress, incremental steps forward. I'm one that believes Lotus intentionally left a bit of power of the table with 430 and now that they can get a BG6 good with 480nm of torque we should see them irk a few more hp 450, is my guess, probably lower down the rev range because it should be a slightly different engine.
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    Lotus Emira

    Lotus has been working with Geely and Volvo in Gothenburg and has now a permanent office in the former CEVT unit which is now known as Uni3 by Geely, so the car ergonomics should be on point. Come to think of that driverpoint teaser comes in early they must be pretty sure the car is a looker to reveal that much this early.
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    Lotus Emira

    It's 9.35am local time, and I start my grading day to a teaser on the dashboard and steering wheel of Emira: here are my humble observations First, not good for productivity. Second, black and silver roundel on steering wheel, I am more than ok with that. Third, buttons on steering wheel, a lot of buttons, but not haptic feedback buttons, no no what looks like real buttons, so the "ergonomics specialist" in me who recently tried a Tesla model 3 said yes, yes and yes. Fourth the steering wheel shape is bespoke to the car and fits in perfectly with the dashboard behind that, i guess we expected nothing less, and the yellow stitching is gorgeous. Fifth, the dashboard has a G-Force accelerometer front and centre, I'm guessing this track or race mode. Sixth, is the redline at 7000rpm or slightly below 7000rpm almost looks like 6800? Seventh, the shifting paddles are on the smaller side I'm guessing they are mounted on the steering wheel itself.
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