2023 Lotus Emira Review // We’ve Ordered One
The 2023 Lotus Emira First Edition ($94,430 USD as spec’d, $120,688 CAD) is a brand new sports car with two engine choices. A torquey AMG 4 cylinder mated to a 6 speed auto, or a supercharged 3.5L V6 with a manual option. Both options come with strong horsepower numbers at 359 hp and 400 hp respectively, but the smaller 4 cylinder actually has a bit more torque. James has secretly used the company credit card to put a deposit down on a new Emira, and Thomas is learning that they will either have to take delivery, or forfeit their deposit altogether. Will the new Lotus Emira be everything they hope it will be? We hope you enjoy the episode. SUBSCRIBE!
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james tastes in cars is immaculate , an emira , a miata and a toyota century. perfect balance
All he needs now is a Ford Edge ST
Well, he did pick the good engine – nothing against the Hungarian built “fake” AMG engine, but good as it is now, it’ll be in the trash when the Toyota engine is still just getting started.
Truly a yes
like a perfect 3 watch collection.
Fantastic review gentlemen, been waiting for this one. Now to see who gets their car they ordered a year ago first: me or James. 😂
I just got mine in February. I got the Tech Soec. It will be for sale this summer.
oh shit, hey anthony
I’m coming up to 2 years! Car due in production this month!
damn, panda, you got an emira? that’s sick! im planning on buying one eventually as well.
Wtf panda? You watch TH?
It’ll be well worth the wait, that thing is borderline perfect!
blarg is so much more valid now that i know he watches thortle horse
Hi blurg 👋
“Cargo space? No. Car go road.” Fantastic
Exactly what I was looking for! hahah
@SummerBRZ tesla had a good motive but everything i marketing now
@Exotic Cars Ooo… Very informative..thanks for telling me about a battary Powered marketing strategy …
Coal battay isn’t it? It’s coal that is used to produce battary and the electricity isn’t fully renewable is it?
The only car that is doing good is the hydrogen powered car by toyota and why isn’t government thinking about supporting that? Oops… That’s not beneficial for black rock company’s investment is it?
Sorry btw … I know hydrogen isn’t perfect but it’s still better than battay …. And Tesla has panel gap issues more than other companies.. you can debate all you want .
@ZAWHER NOS Model Y and Model 3 are the best selling cars in CA. You are incredibly unaware of what Tesla is doing for the world so you will stay broke in your lifetime if you”re not invested.
@ZAWHER NOS…they are to me as I do not agree with the top management choices…good car, good technology, tarnished associations that sour the whole deal…..
The fact that Thomas said the steering is better than any Porsche is something that needs to be recognized.
Lotus is known for great steering. Porsche has the best electric assist steering; it’s good but not Lotus hydraulic good
Any modern Porsche **
And the fact that it was pronounced correctly 🙂
If we get a “Top Gear Special” hour or two-long video from you guys, I will be over the moon. That is EXACTLY the kind of content I’ve been craving since the Grand Tour slowed down. Can’t wait to see what you guys have planned!
@Ed Dale that Tav guy looks cringe AF though
@Ed Dale I’ll have to check it out, thanks!
I am looking forward to their special. I think James and Thomas work better. But if you have to have something like the Grand Tour, give Car Trek a try while we wait for Throttle House’s version.
@SummerBRZ Oh, don’t get me wrong. I don’t want them to REPLACE their current format with a longer one, but if they choose to do a “special” series with long roadtrips and stuff, I would be totally hooked.
…nope, too long. 20 minutes or less is perfect, albiet this video was 22 minutes. TH’s formula is just fine; I’d hate it ruined w/hour long episodes that I would play at 1.5x speed
What a stunning bit of kit. Lotus knocked it out of the park in my opinion.
@Plot I was worried about size when looking at a miata, because that is tiiiiiiny. But it turned out to have plenty of room for me. I’m 5’11 and I even keep the seat a few inches forward for my ideal driving position.
@Jimmy Two Times so does it in pornvalley 😂
@o maybe an emira but I can’t afford one lol
@Jimmy Two Times I’m 6 ft 3 and couldn’t fit in my neighbors Elise. He took me on a ride. Uncomfortable lol. I want one but it’s not a realistic goal.
@Plot The Emira is pretty comfortable actually and doesn’t feel as cramped as most people think.
Finally, a car reviewer that knows how to shift a manual with proper rev matches.
@sir georgio alastratamr clueless over here. Stick to a Prius.
@sir georgio alastrata in what universe?.. u high?
@sir georgio alastrata I saw your comment history, and you said a Chevy Malibu will blow the BMW 7 series, Mercedes S class, and Audi S8 out of the water???
And now you say it’s a shame for his Emira to have a manual transmission???
What’s next? Will you say the Dodge Hornet is a better car than a Hellcat, or the WRX CVT is better than a STI, or will you say the Kia Forte GT Line will blow the Audi RS3 out of the water?????
@sir georgio alastrata It’s never too late to learn manual. I bought my first MT a few years ago without actually knowing how to drive it, and although it was kinda stressful at first on hills, I am now so glad that I did it.
I am SO happy this car drives as good as it looks! Well done Lotus. James – great choice. I personally would have picked different colours, but otherwise you just nailed the spec. Can’t wait to hear how you feel about the sports suspension on our Ontario roads. Which tires did you go with?
@Aarne Eskelinen Yes. Just rewatched the end and didn’t see any mention of which tires they picked? Possible I am just inattentive
the diamond cut wheels are a bit meh, tbh..
Did you watch until the end haha
Wow, just wow. Not everyday I find myself with a new dream car! And that’s coming from a Porsche fanboy… The shifter action through the mesh, the throttle in the rear-view, the beautiful styling, that green 👀, the ergonomics, powerful but relatively usable. Just perfect. Props to you guys at TH too for constantly putting out the best auto reviews on YouTube! Keep it up 🙂
that green looks spectacular.