The Lotus Emira, previously codenamed Type 131, will debut on July 6 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Lotus has confirmed the Emira will not be a pure battery-electric model. That honor currently goes to the Evija hypercar. But the Emira's role is certainly no less important.
It will be the successor to the just-discontinued Elise and Exige, neither of which have been sold in the US for several years. Chances are, it'll serve as a successor to the aging Evora. Lotus is far keeping details a closely guarded secret, but we expect to see a turbocharged V6 and a mid-engine setup. As with any Lotus, shaving weight is a major priority.
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