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The British-built sports car starts as a direct competitor to the Porsche 718 Cayman $ 184,990 before launch costs in Australia.

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  • 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition prices and specifications
  • Centrally mounted V6 petrol engine delivers 298kW / 430Nm
  • Complete list of options fitted as standard at launch
  • Price from $ 184,990 before costs on the go

The low-slung two-seater — which Lotus says will be set up as a direct competitor to the Porsche 718 Cayman series — will eventually be offered with two engine options locally, but the launch variant is equipped with the larger powertrain and all available features as standard.

A Toyota-derived mid-range 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine-powered outgoing Evora coupe transmitter up to 298kW / 430Nm to the rear wheels via a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission (though the three-pedal option, torque is reduced to 420Nm).

This makes it possible to complete the 0-100 km / h sprint in 4.3 seconds in the manual or 4.2 seconds in the automatic on the way to a top speed of 290 km / h.

A bundled aluminum chassis keeps the total weight down to 1405 kg and can be finished in six colors: Seneca Blue, Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Gray and Nimbus Gray. Lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels fill the arches.

Inside the cabin, seven color schemes are offered: Red, black, gray or tan nappa leather as well as black Alcantara with either red, yellow or gray stitching.

A 10.25-inch centrally mounted touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster sits behind the wheel. Heated electric seat is standard, as is climate control, rear parking sensors, cruise control, LED light and keyless start.

Australian customer deliveries for the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will begin in July 2022. The local online configurator is set to launch live next week, at which time order books will open.

Delivery dates for the cheaper 2.0-liter four-cylinder version of the first edition – which is expected to start at around $ 150,000 locally – have not yet been completed, but are likely to begin in the first quarter of 2023 (January to March, inclusive). A four-cylinder model at entry level comes later.

2022 Lotus Emira Australian Prices

  • Emira V6 first edition- $ 184,990 before costs on the go
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William Davis has been writing for Drive since July 2020 and covers news and current affairs in the automotive industry. He has maintained a primary focus on industry trends, autonomous technology, electric vehicle regulations and local environmental policy. As the latest addition to the Drive team, William was brought on board for his attention to detail, writing skills and strong work ethic. Despite writing for a wide range of businesses – including the Australian Financial Review, Robb Report and Property Observer – since graduating from Macquarie University, William has always had a passion for cars.

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