Lotus has published that its all new sports activities automobile might be known as the Emira. That’s now not all because the British carmaker has additionally given us details about 4 new automobile architectures and a era roadmap.
Let’s get started with the large information then – the Emira (pronounced ‘E-meer-a’). Lotus claims that the sports activities would be the successor to the Exige and can have a design impressed from the two,000hp Evija. Additionally, long term Lotus automobiles will apply an identical design language.
The excellent news is that the Emira might not be electrical or perhaps a hybrid. As an alternative, the sports activities automobile will mark the top of the ICE for Lotus and be the company’s final petrol-powered automobile. For the ones of you who’re questioning, the phrase ‘Emira’ way ‘commander’ or ‘chief’.
Constructed on a brand new versatile light-weight aluminium platform referred to as ‘Elemental’, the Emira can have an engine “tuned to assist ship that particular Lotus enjoy”. The sports activities automobile is ready to be unveiled on 6 July at Hethel, Norfolk.
Except the sports activities automobile platform on which the Emira will sit down, Lotus has additionally made a hypercar or Excessive platform which underpins the all-electric Evija, a Top rate or Evolution structure which would be the base for the carmaker’s first electrical SUV and finally an electrical sports activities automobile structure evolved in partnership with Renault’s Alpine emblem. The platform is referred to as E-Sports activities and can underpin the all-electric sports activities automobile which Lotus will make in collaboration with Alpine.
The Emira, Evija and new platforms will lead Lotus into a brand new technology and multi-channel retail technique.
“Launching an all-new visible id for our retail companions is some other vastly thrilling step in our transformation of the Lotus emblem,” Lotus govt director of gross sales and aftersales, Geoff Dowding mentioned. “Evija is going into manufacturing, Emira is introduced, and a brand new suite of devoted automobile architectures is showed to additional catapult Lotus into new markets, new segments and new quantity territory,” he added.