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Lotus Emira V6 US pricing and specs revealed – plus a nice surprise

Lotus Emira V6 US pricing and specs revealed – plus a nice surprise

Lotus has confirmed pricing for its upcoming Emira V6 coupe, and the news is a little more positive than we expected after initial numbers were announced last month. Then, it looked like the Emira could end up being a six-figure sports car when it arrived in North America, but the British automaker has squeaked in just under the $100k mark.

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Lotus LEVA platform will underpin the brand’s future EVs

Lotus LEVA platform will underpin the brand’s future EVs

British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled its all-new LEVA (Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture) platform at the Cenex LCV event in Millbrook, United Kingdom. Project LEVA is a research program that aims to accelerate the development of the next-generation Lotus electric cars. The LEVA architecture is adaptable to three layouts and can accommodate two different battery configurations.

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Lotus Emira V6 First Edition starts at £75,995

Lotus Emira V6 First Edition starts at £75,995

Lotus has confirmed the specifications and pricing for its new sports car called the Emira V6 First Edition. Pricing for the car is £75,995. It features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine making 400 horsepower and 420Nm of torque when fitted with the manual transmission or 430 Nm with the automatic.

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Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special has 600 horsepower

Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special has 600 horsepower

Last month we talked a bit about the Radford Type 62-2, which was available in several models. While all the models look essentially the same, they have different finishes and power outputs. Sitting at the top of the heap is the Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special. The car features a rather subdued-looking black and gold livery meant to remind of the iconic racing livery used by Lotus and the John Player F1 team.

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Lotus Emira GT4 has a 400HP supercharged V6 engine and a large wing

Lotus Emira GT4 has a 400HP supercharged V6 engine and a large wing

If the incoming Lotus Emira is the automaker’s final hurrah in gas-fed sports cars, the all-new Emira GT4 heralds the last Lotus racing car to feature an internal combustion engine. The Emira GT4 is a partnership between the British carmaker and the RML Group, the latter known for developing the bonkers Nissan Juke R.

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Lotus Emira lands stateside with an F1 legend in tow

Lotus Emira lands stateside with an F1 legend in tow

Lotus has a new sports car called the Emira that follows the Lotus tradition of lightweight and impressive handling with a small engine. The vehicle arrived in the US to make its official US debut at The Quail today with F1 legend Jenson button in tow. Button and the Emira went to Laguna Seca Raceway for some hot laps, with Button stating that it was a great circuit that most road cars didn't work well on.

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Lotus Type 62-2 by Radford is available in three variants

Lotus Type 62-2 by Radford is available in three variants

British coachbuilder Radford has introduced its first car, the Lotus Type 62-2. If you never heard of Radford before, we can’t blame you, but you have to admit their latest creation is a sight to behold. Based on a few underpinnings of the Lotus Evora (or possibly some extra bits from Lotus Emira), Radford Type 62-2 pays homage to the Lotus Type 62 racing car from the 60s, hence the retro-inspired shapes and livery.

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The new Lotus Emira ends a sports car era in the best possible way

The new Lotus Emira ends a sports car era in the best possible way

Lotus may be embracing electrification but the British automaker is giving combustion engines a fitting send-off, with the 2022 Lotus Emira promising supercar focus with sports car pricing. Unveiled today, the Emira may be the last of the gas-only Lotus models, but it taps the automaker's newest platforms and tech.

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Lotus Emira announced: Sports car legend debuts 4 platforms, 1 surprise

Lotus Emira announced: Sports car legend debuts 4 platforms, 1 surprise

Lotus has revealed its big plans for future sports cars, confirming details about its upcoming "Type 131" and string out an ambitious roadmap of electric performance models. The strategy also includes a surprise around the new Lotus Emira, the project until now known by its Type 131, and specifically what's expected to power it.

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Lotus teams with British music producer Patrick Patrikios for Evija hypercar sounds

Lotus teams with British music producer Patrick Patrikios for Evija hypercar sounds

With most of the automotive world turning to electric vehicles to meet rising emission standards all around the world, some other things automotive enthusiasts love about sports cars are falling by the wayside. While the electric sports cars are often better performing than their internal combustion counterparts, they lack the sounds that enthusiasts have come to love about vehicles with traditional combustion engines. Lotus is trying and remedy the lack of sound for its pure electric Evija hypercar by teaming up with a renowned music producer named Patrick Patrikios.

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With a morphing body and all-EV power the Lotus E-R9 is a racer piloted like a jet

With a morphing body and all-EV power the Lotus E-R9 is a racer piloted like a jet

Lotus has promised big changes as it revamps its entire sports car range, but we weren't quite expecting anything like the new E-R9 all-electric racer. Described by the British automaker as "a next-generation pure electric endurance racer," it's a vision of what performance EVs for motorsport might look like come 2030.

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Lotus unveils Final Edition models of Elise and Exige

Lotus unveils Final Edition models of Elise and Exige

British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled the Final Edition models of its Exige and Elise sports cars. This year also marks the end of an era for Lotus Cars. The company announced last January that the Evora, Elise, and Exige are bowing down to make way for an all-new (electrified?) lineup, spearheaded by the fantastic Evija all-electric hypercar.

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