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’.”
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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