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2022 Lotus Emira is Hethel's last combustion blast

The Emira is the last Lotus without a fully electric powertrain, and it replaces the Elise, Exige and Evora in one fell swoop.

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Daniel Golson
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The First Edition V6 Emira will be initially available in six colors.

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These include classics like Hethel yellow and a green called dark verdant.

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But also a gorgeous shade of magma red, and the launch shade of Seneca blue.

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The First Edition will be available only as a V6 at first, but with either manual or automatic transmission.

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The I4 version will only be available with a dual-clutch transmission and will arrive fall 2022.

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The Emira is Lotus' first new sports car in over a decade.

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It rides on a new platform and replaces the Elise, Exige and Evora.

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The Emira will be Lotus' last car with an internal combustion engine, and it'll be offered with a supercharged Toyota V6 or a turbocharged four-cylinder from AMG.

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The V6 will be available with a manual transmission.

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The Emira's styling takes heavy influence from the Evija electric hypercar.

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The Emira's interior is easily the nicest cabin we've seen from Lotus.

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It's got high-end materials, a pair of screens and a minimalist design.

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The Emira will be available with safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.

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When it goes on sale next spring the Emira should start at around $80,000.

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