For some auto enthusiasts, it is a bit like playing The Price is Right. An automaker lets you know it is introducing a new model and allows you access to some details. Then they perhaps even provide a sneak peak. But all the while, they keep the price a closely guarded secret. Then the guessing.
Such is the case with the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition, although we know the right price. Ladies and gentlemen, sandwiched between the price of a C8 Corvette and a Porsche Cayman GT4, we give you the 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition Actual Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. It is $93,900. This does not, of course, include yet-to-be-determined destination fees, but at least you know what neighborhood this Lotus will be in, and it is in a pretty good one.
At just about a curb weight of 3,000 lbs. The Emira V6 First Edition is light and nimble. At 400 horsepower, it is also quick and powerful. Its six-speed manual transmission makes this a driver’s sports car that is fun and thrilling to drive. Select from four driving modes that include Touring, Sport, Race or Fully Off, where stability controls are fully disengaged. Talk about feeling one with the road.
That $93,900 price tag gets a pretty well equipped luxe edition Lotus First Edition, that includes the Driver’s Pack, Convenience Pack, Design Pack and Lower Black Pack. These are all standard. There are, of course, an array of options that can bring the price up, like a six-speed automatic transmission that will add about $2,100 to the price. With about six grand to spare, you are still getting a well-appointed world-class sports car for under 100 grand.
The Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will be available in six eye-catching colors, like Hethel Yellow and Seneca Blue and an attractive Magenta Red. These colors seem to tailor fit the chisled, muscular yet sleek exterior of this Lotus. This is not a vehicle for the shy or timid. If you enjoy attention, this Lotus will grab it and won’t let it go.
As a side, slightly sad and historic note, this will be the last model to be manufactured at the automaker’s Norfolk, England plant.
If that $83,900 price tag has you saying “come on down”, a 2023 entry-level Emira is said to be available next year with a more reachable $74,900 starting price tag, but won’t be nearly as well-equipped.
This could be a good time to start satisfying your curiosity about Lotus and how it can change the level of your driving experiences.