• Prior to Emira, it has only been known by its codename, the Lotus Type 131.
• It is pronounced 'E-meer-a' and is translated as 'commander' or 'leader'.
• The Emira will be unveiled on 6 July and will make its public dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 8-11 July.
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The new Lotus Emira will make its public debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed event.
Before the Emira name, it has been known only by its codename, the Lotus Type 131. Pronounced 'E-meer-a', translates to 'commander' or 'leader'.
Its unveiling will take place on 6 July in Norfolk, where it will be built.
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The car will not be a hybrid and will be powered by a choice of internal combustion engines, in addition to a powertrain partnership which is new to Lotus.
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It borrows design cues from the Evija hypercar while, at the same time, marks the acceleration of the brand's product-led offensive.
Speaking about the Emira, Matt Windle said: "It's the most accomplished Lotus for generations – the perfectly packaged, powered and formed sports car. Beautifully proportioned, shrink-wrapped, but with comfort, technology and ergonomics built-in. With a design inspired by the Evija all-electric hypercar, it's a game-changing Lotus sports car."
More details will follow when the car is revealed.