2024 Lotus Emira

Owner: Lotus

The mid-engined Lotus Emira sports car perfectly embodies the ongoing transformation of this iconic British brand. Light, nimble and strikingly styled, with serious performance at its heart. In range-topping ‘First Edition’ spec, its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 produces 400bhp and 317lb ft of torque. It’ll hit 62mph in less than 4.5 seconds and keep on accelerating to a top speed of 180mph.

The Emira is also available with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, supplied by technical partner Mercedes-AMG, that provides similarly scintillating performance. Designed to appeal to the broadest range of potential customers, the line-up features three transmission types: six-speed manual or automatic for the V6, while the four-cylinder employs an eight-speed dual-clutch unit.

Built on the company’s all-new, very light, stiff, bonded aluminium Sports Car Architecture, the Emira promises the thrilling dynamics that true driving enthusiasts expect from Lotus, all wrapped up in a sensational new design.


Power: 360-400bhp | Top speed: 180mph | 0-60mph: Sub-4.5 seconds