The upcoming Lotus Emira is hot as hell, and we all around the Roadshow office are very, very excited to get some seating time in it when it comes out next fall. But until then, we are content with the fact that we now – thanks to an announcement from Lotus on Friday – know how much it will cost in the United States.
How much is it exactly? Try $ 93,900 before Lotus’ destination fees, which are TBA. That makes it a little less than $ 10,000 cheaper than a Porsche Cayman GT4 or about $ 10,000 more than a C8 Corvette with all the performance options. At that price, the First Edition Emira makes itself a pretty good case with an unladen weight of 3,000 ish pounds, 400 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox (with delayed gear shifting!).
The American Emira First Edition –– Comes with Lower Black Pack, Design Pack, Driver’s Pack and Convenience Pack all as standard, giving a well-equipped sports car for under $ 100,000. There will still be options like the six-speed automatic transmission, which adds $ 2,150 to the final bill. (Do not even consider this unless you are physically unable to drive a manual and cannot wait for the AMG four-cylinder equipped version with its eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.)
The Emira staysto roll out of the factory in Norfolk, England, but as we have said before, it looks like this will be one last hell.