Redline at 7,000 rpm for the latest gasoline Lotus

A few weeks ago we already saw something about him Lotus Evira. Until recently we knew it as Type 131, but the one now baptized as the feminine variant of “commander” in Arabic is one step away from revealing all its secrets.

The British firm has unveiled a new teaser, this time from Completely digital dashboard that the Emira is going to release. We can continue to open our mouths to a car called to be a classic sooner rather than later, because it will be Hethel’s latest combustion model.

Lotus Emira: the last of a line

The Lotus Emira will be nothing other than the natural substitute for the Lotus Elise, a car with a very long tradition among purist British-style sports cars, but which is out of date with respect to the future plans of the brand.

Lotus is owned by the Chinese giant Geely and the intention is to turn the English firm into a sports house as before, but in 100% electric format. In this way the Elise, Exige and Evora will have to be replaced by cars like this Emira or the 2,000 hp electric Evija.

Meanwhile, the Emira will be the link that unites the traditional Lotus with the electric ones of the future, but for now it will continue to be a car whose mechanics totally rely on internal combustion. Those of Hethel have confirmed that there will be no hybridization of any kind and, of course, rear-wheel drive.

What the brand has let us see at the moment is an image of the front that does not say much other than that they will keep the designs low, flat and sharp, and a fully digital instrumentation.

Lotus Emira 2021 Teaser 1

In this color control panel we can see that the center will be allocated to a G force meter that gives us clues about its radical character, but also a red line that reaches almost 7,000 revolutions; a cut-off point that matches the mechanical configuration of the current Lotus V6s.

Now the mechanical setup is still up in the air. On the one hand, Lotus confirms that Toyota’s stock V6 will still be under the hood associated with manual or automatic gearboxes, but there is also the possibility of other engines.

The intention could be to mount mechanics with a higher performance and / or a more marked character. Although the brand has not wanted to reveal who it is, they have pointed to a four-cylinder engine made by a well-known supplier and that does not work exclusively. Mercedes-AMG and its 2.0-liter turbo block with 421 hp (more powerful than the Toyota V6, with 351 hp in the Exige Sport 350) in the Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45. Lotus has rejected that it is any brand of the group, so Mercedes-AMG could be as ruled out as Volvo, since Geely has a stake in AMG.

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