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While a scale-tipping electric grand tourer may be considered heresy for an automaker like Lotus, which has garnered a reputation over the years for its lightweight, tossable sports cars, the lavish four-door is here to keep the lights on for future performance cars from the British company. It follows the Eletre, a similarly radical electric SUV, but offers even swifter acceleration and nearly 1,000 hp thanks to its low-slung, slippery profile.




The Emeya will compete in the tough luxury electric sedan segment, which is dominated by the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, and Porsche Taycan. As a result, it offers plenty in the way of gimmicks. Stepping inside reveals a cabin that's the complete opposite of bare-bones, overflowing with lavish materials and cutting-edge tech. Sticking out of the dashboard is a large central infotainment display, along with a thin screen that lines the dashboard behind it, serving as the digital instrument cluster on the driver's side and the passenger display on the other. The Emeya will also offer a 55-inch head-up display with augmented reality tech, in case the existing screens aren't enough. Aside from the tech, the cabin features a four-seat layout, with most of the dashboard covered in Alcantara, Nappa leather, and aluminum. For those who expect to carry more than four occupants, the rear bucket seats can be replaced with an optional bench setup for a total of five seats.





Where the Emeya delivers in the way of sumptuous tech, it exceeds expectations in terms of performance. Powering the strong electric motors is a massive 102.0-kWh battery pack, with two different powertrains available. The first delivers an impressive 603 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque, which matches the output found in the lower-grade Eletre models. But those looking for even more power will definitely find it in the second powertrain, which packs an insane 905 hp and 727 lb-ft of torque. This variant also features a two-speed transmission and a variety of active aero bits, and Lotus claims a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds before the sedan reaches its top speed of 159 mph. While range hasn't been specified––though Lotus says the Emeya will stay close to the Eletre's 260- and 315-mile estimates––the electric sedan will be capable of DC fast-charging at up to 350 kW when that range runs low.


Production of the Emeya is set to begin in 2024, before the EV starts hitting U.S. shores for the 2025 model year. Pricing hasn't been disclosed yet, but considering what it offers in terms of luxury and performance, the Emeya should start at over $100,000.


What do you think of Lotus's future direction?

Image Credits: Lotus
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2025 Lotus Emeya Goes After Tesla's Model S With Staggering 905 HP

Like the Eletre SUV, it sees the brand move away from lightweight sports cars.

While a scale-tipping electric grand tourer may be considered heresy for an automaker like Lotus, which has garnered a reputation over the years for its lightweight, tossable sports cars, the lavish four-door is here to keep the lights on for future performance cars from the British company. It follows the Eletre, a similarly radical electric SUV, but offers even swifter acceleration and nearly 1,000 hp thanks to its low-slung, slippery profile.




The Emeya will compete in the tough luxury electric sedan segment, which is dominated by the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, and Porsche Taycan. As a result, it offers plenty in the way of gimmicks. Stepping inside reveals a cabin that's the complete opposite of bare-bones, overflowing with lavish materials and cutting-edge tech. Sticking out of the dashboard is a large central infotainment display, along with a thin screen that lines the dashboard behind it, serving as the digital instrument cluster on the driver's side and the passenger display on the other. The Emeya will also offer a 55-inch head-up display with augmented reality tech, in case the existing screens aren't enough. Aside from the tech, the cabin features a four-seat layout, with most of the dashboard covered in Alcantara, Nappa leather, and aluminum. For those who expect to carry more than four occupants, the rear bucket seats can be replaced with an optional bench setup for a total of five seats.





Where the Emeya delivers in the way of sumptuous tech, it exceeds expectations in terms of performance. Powering the strong electric motors is a massive 102.0-kWh battery pack, with two different powertrains available. The first delivers an impressive 603 hp and 523 lb-ft of torque, which matches the output found in the lower-grade Eletre models. But those looking for even more power will definitely find it in the second powertrain, which packs an insane 905 hp and 727 lb-ft of torque. This variant also features a two-speed transmission and a variety of active aero bits, and Lotus claims a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds before the sedan reaches its top speed of 159 mph. While range hasn't been specified––though Lotus says the Emeya will stay close to the Eletre's 260- and 315-mile estimates––the electric sedan will be capable of DC fast-charging at up to 350 kW when that range runs low.


Production of the Emeya is set to begin in 2024, before the EV starts hitting U.S. shores for the 2025 model year. Pricing hasn't been disclosed yet, but considering what it offers in terms of luxury and performance, the Emeya should start at over $100,000.


What do you think of Lotus's future direction?

Image Credits: Lotus

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