Order books now open
We have good news for the fans of Lotus in the country – their final ICE sports car, the Emira, is coming to the country very soon.
Lotus Cars Manila has confirmed the Emira will arrive by Q3 this year and will come packing a Mercedes-AMG four-banger under the hood.
With 365 PS and 430 Nm of torque, the Emira's mid-mounted Mercedes-AMG sourced engine is based on the world's most powerful four-cylinder in series production yet. It's paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels. This setup allows the Emira to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 290 km/h.
True to the Lotus ethos of delivering higher performance by reducing mass, the Emira has a lightweight, strong, stiff, bonded, and extruded aluminum chassis structure, giving a total vehicle weight of 1446 kg.
The Emira has double wishbone suspension on all four corners, with monotube dampers and AP Racing 4-piston calipers, making it a very capable street-legal track weapon. But despite its race car aspirations, the Emira's interior is designed for comfort, usability, and practicality.
It has 12-way power adjust heated seats wrapped in Nappa leather, while standard features inside include a 12.3 inch TFT instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has integrated navigation plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. KEF also developed a 10-channel, 560W premium audio system for the Emira.
The Emira can be specified in a range of 13 colors: Hethel Yellow, Magma Red, Vivid Red, Dark Verdant, Seneca Blue, Atlantis Blue, Meridian Blue, Osmium Silver, Nimbus Grey, Shadow Grey, Zinc Grey, Mist White, and Cosmos Black. Lotus says order books are now open for the Emira sports car.