Why would they make the Emira with less hp with the same engine??
That's the question i'm wondering, are they even capable of raising the HP on this engine anymore???I’m curious to see much power Lotus can still put in the 2GR-FE and still keep in reliable.
One of the most attractive things to me as a first-time Lotus and Emira owner is the carryover engine due to the reliable reputation.
Yes it certainly seems like Lotus is playing the "under promise, over deliver" game which I greatly appreciate. Hopefully this remains up until delivery date ( esp the expected price range )Underpromise, overdeliver. Or also CYA for any regulatory issue (emissions, noise level requirement). Besides that, I expect 416hp like Matt Windle said in that video posted above.
I wouldn't hang my hat on what you see on their website right now. It's a world-wide launch, so what you're seeing is the minimum for certain markets. We already have confirmation that the V6 SC will have 416hp. This will be equivalent to the EvoraGT in the US and maybe the 416ps/410hp in the UK equivalent to the Evora 410. I'd expect minor variation, but certainly nothing to write home about.That goes against everything written and stated elsewhere including direct quotes from Lotus executives. However, the output of the i4 will eventually be increased beyond that of the V6.
This is from the official Lotus website:
”Everything about Emira is for the drivers, including the engine. Emira will offer two powertrains built to deliver blistering performance and maximum thrills. This includes the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre supercharged V6 and the world’s most powerful production 4 cylinder engine developed in conjunction with AMG and tuned to deliver a heart-racing 360hp.”
So far claims are that LSD's are standard for all transmission optionsThat fool is wrong.
416to start is logic. We all know 430 is also in the cards and I bet a final harrah at 450 is not out of the question as it is the bespoke limit the tranny is rated for,,,,maybe more in the IPS car.
Only thing that annoys me is why no Torsen in the IPS car?
Exactly, Lotus does this with the Evora too. When the Evora debuted, it has only 276 hp. The current Evora now has 416 hp. So I'm sure there will be a faster and lighter version of the Emira after a few years of the initial launch.Did you know the Elise only made 118hp when it debuted?
Did you know the Esprit only made 160hp when it debuted?
They're going to come out with more powerful variants. They always do. It's the Lotus way.
I'm counting on it. I'm getting the first one coming to Boston and only keeping it long enough to trade it for the next one, rinse and repeat until the final ICE Emira is released. I'll keep that one forever and it will be a very special car.Exactly, Lotus does this with the Evora too. When the Evora debuted, it has only 276 hp. The current Evora now has 416 hp. So I'm sure there will be a faster and lighter version of the Emira after a few years of the initial launch.