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‘Fully Off’ Driving Mode Turns Us On To The Lotus Emira [Video]

Lotus Gives Enthusiasts What They Want Out of a Modern Sports Car

Lotus Emira First Edition
(Photo/Kahn Media)

Gavan Kershaw leads the dynamic development of every new Lotus, and holds the title of Attributes & Product Integrity Director. Kershaw talks us through the four driving modes and both on track and on-road performance of the new Lotus Emira V6 First Edition from behind the wheel while driving on the Hethel test track in the latest film from the company.

What’s not to love about sideways tire smoke action on a race track with an absolutely gorgeous car? Oh yeah, and the fact that Lotus allows you to put the car in a “Fully Off” driving mode, taking away all driver aids besides ABS.

And yes, the Emira retains the option of a third pedal and rowing your own gears.

“With the 3.5-L V6 configuration and the supercharger, you start an acceleration from as low as 1,500rpm and the car just pulls and pulls and pulls, getting stronger and stronger as the revs increase. This is what a real sports car feels like” -Kershaw. “The whole package is tuned to give you maximum reward and confidence. It’s ‘For The Drivers’.”

Lotus Emira First Edition
(Photo/Kahn Media)

Sadly there is still quite some time before anyone in the U.S. can put one of these awesome machines in their garage. The 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will start production for the U.S. models of the car in 3rd quarter 2022. the fully-loaded car will retail for $93,900.

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AutoWise Editor-in-Chief Bryon Dorr has been a lifelong automotive enthusiast. From the supercar posters on his childhood walls to the massive Hot Wheels/Matchbox collection, Bryon has been dreaming about automotive adventures his entire life. For the past decade+ Bryon has pursued a career in automotive photography and journalism. He's worked for a wide range of the top outlets in the overland, off-road, adventure motorcycle, and general automotive media. His current household automotive quiver includes a custom overland 2013 GX460, a 2020 Ioniq Electric, and a 2006 KTM 950 Adv. He recently sold his 996TT, and is on the hunt for a new performance car.