Lotus will be the main subject of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the Emira sports car set to make its public debut at the event.

The British manufacturer will be honored with the traditional Goodwood Lawn Carving, which will for the first time include an interactive experience, accessible both from the festival itself and from home.

Lotus was previously the subject of the central brand in 2012, with a 3D infinity loop sculpture that celebrated its racing history.

“Everyone at Lotus is very excited about the opportunity to be the centerpiece of the Festival of Speed,” said Simon Clare, Lotus Marketing Director.

“This year is extremely important to the transformation of Lotus, and making its public and dynamic debut at Emira in a location so closely associated with the success and innovative spirit of Lotus will be great for those who can attend,” physically or virtually. . “

Lotus will take the opportunity to give the Emira its official public debut. The Emira is expected to be Lotus’ last gas-only car, with future models either being hybrid or fully electric. It will go into production later this year at a new factory in Hethel.

The sports car will be offered with a choice of two engines: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or the Evora’s supercharged V6. He is expected to succeed Elise and Exige.

It is not yet clear how the Emira will be used in Goodwood’s central function, but more details are expected to be released ahead of the event.

With Jim Clark at the wheel, the Lotus Type 25’s fastest lap in 1 min 20.4 sec equaled the lap record on the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1965, in the last Formula 1 race on the circuit during the period. The circuit reopened for historic races in 1998.

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Source: www.autocar.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-05-18 12:03:25