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I'm excited about it although I doubt I'll ever be in a position to afford a new one.

From what I understand it'll share the same architecture as the Evora but be more compact and lightweight since it will only be a two seater. Styling derived from the Evija. Same Toyota V6 in manual and auto initially then followed up with a 4 cylinder turbo engine, possibly from the A35 Merc with 300bhp but dct only, no manual option.

The tie up with Alpine will create an all electric version.

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On 29/04/2021 at 16:54, PJT said:

Thought the forum would be alive with Emira chat.

No-one interested?

Yes, yes, yes!  Very interested!  Can't wait for the public reveal on 6th July, closely followed by it's first public appearance at Goodwood FOS on the 8th.  We've bagged tickets for the 8th already, along with a parking spot in the West "Supercar" car park (far better than the dodgy East).

Camera battery fully charged and ready to go - yehaaa (and I've even invested in a spare camera battery - now that's dedication 😍).

 

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Last chance to get a petrol Lotus before they go all electric and fill it with electronic gadgets. Price will be a big factor in its success as most potential buyers will be existing Lotus fans. They’ve tried for decades to appeal to Porsche owners but had little success even though the products have been good.

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Semi-interesting article in this month's evo magazine (Issue 286 - June) which discusses some details about the Emira, and of particular interest here - engine supplier(s).

They say that the super-charged 3.5 V6 from Toyota will continue to be used (presumably for the top-end variants, given that an easy 430 bhp is available), and a new inline four cylinder engine from a "world-renowned engine builder" - oooooooh, err.

Now "world-renowned" really does raise expectations, and I can only think of two possible candidates; Ricardo and Cosworth.  Ricardo designed, builds and supplies all V8 engines to McLaren, and Cosworth, of course, really are the best of the best, and designed and will be building and supplying the V12 for Aston's Valkerie, plus they also designed and will be building and supplying the V12 for Gordon Murray's T50.

I reckon either of these would be capable of designing and building a highly efficient, comparatively small capacity - maybe as small as  1.6 or 1.8 litre - with an incremental power range of around 300 to 350 bhp.  Turbocharging will be pretty much mandatory, but it's now reasonably easy for these guys to completely eliminate the dreaded turbo lag, whilst at the same time taking advantage of the massive efficiency gains that come from turbocharged forced induction.

Any more ideas?  Must be "world-renowned" though!

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Very interesting Eric, thanks for sharing. On TLF someone said that EVO article mentioned that this 4 cylinder version would also be available in both dct and manual which if true would be a real bonus for dinosaurs like me who still want a manual 👍

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1 hour ago, Phil S1 said:

Very interesting Eric, thanks for sharing. On TLF someone said that EVO article mentioned that this 4 cylinder version would also be available in both dct and manual which if true would be a real bonus for dinosaurs like me who still want a manual 👍

Ha ha, yes, me too.  I've just replaced my daily with a Ford Puma ST (only available with manual gearbox 😀), but this really does show what's possible with a recently designed but still mass produced car (albeit a crossover), both in terms of technology and engineering.

The ST variant has been developed by Ford Performance who know a thing or two about what it takes to develop world-class drivers' cars.  For example, the tyres - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (as fitted to latest Evoras as standard, but co-developed by Ford and Michelin for the Puma), the dampers - trick Hitachi twin tube items, the differential - a Quaife mechanical item, fitted thanks to the essential Performance Pack.

Ford have also fitted their awesome little 1.5 turbocharged triple, pumping out 197 bhp and 320Nm!

B&O ten speaker sound system, Recaro seats, fully digital dash.............. heck, the car even reads (yes reads) speed limit road signs................. The list of bundled tech. is huge but it's all been beautifully integrated and intuitive.

Having been a RenaultSport fanboy for many years, it's been sad to see that division of Renault hit the skids and now at rock bottom.  Thankfully, and in my very humble opinion, Ford Performance is the new King.  Long live the King!!!!

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