Lotus Elise to End Production This Year, New Models on the Way

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In-thread-poll.

Which one would you get? Consider everything. Taxes, insurance, fuel consumption, fun, etc ...

  • The AMG version
  • The 3.5L V6 version.
 

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In-thread-poll.

Which one would you get? Consider everything. Taxes, insurance, fuel consumption, fun, etc ...

  • The AMG version
  • The 3.5L V6 version.
The Toyota 3.5, duh. I prefer my engines to actually work when I need them and be long-term reliable with easy and inexpensive maintenance.
 

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Wait, this thing is actually coming to America?
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3.5 V6 with a 6 speed. It's a shame we probably won't see many of them, as most people in the market for a sportscar still flock to the Cayman.
 
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3.5 V6 with a 6 speed. It's a shame we probably won't see many of them, as most people in the market for a sportscar still flock to the Cayman.
It's something new and refreshing... I think they could sell a good number of them for the first couple model years. But, ultimately, the little Lotus will never have the same kind of broad appeal as a Porsche and soon enough everyone who wants one will have one and the sales will probably flatline.

I'd probably get the V6. Kind of wish they offered it with the upcoming GR Corolla engine rather than the pricey AMG unit. It could also get a manual probably too.
 
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Official target prices from the official Belgian Lotus dealer.

The 2.0L AMG 360 hp version = €76,000 (base model)
The 3.5 V6 406 hp = €94,000
 

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Here I thought the V6 would be the slower base-model engine. But Toyota reliability and 400 hp sounds like a sweet deal to me!
 

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The Emira will probably use the previous AMG M133 engine.
The Emira with the 2.0L AMG engine will produce 360hp and that is what the previous M133 (2013 -2015) produced.

Engine Specification​

Everything about Emira is for the drivers, including the engine. Emira will offer two powertrains built to deliver blistering performance and maximum thrills. This includes the much-loved and characterful 3.5-litre supercharged V6 and the world’s most powerful production 4 cylinder engine developed in conjunction with AMG and tuned to deliver a heart-racing 360hp.

Models​

EnginePowerTorqueYears
M133 DE20 LA265 kW (360 PS; 355 hp)
at 6,000 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 2,250–5,000 rpm
2013–2015
280 kW (381 PS; 375 hp)
at 6,000 rpm
475 N⋅m (350 lb⋅ft)
at 2,250–5,000 rpm
2015–2018
Lotus website says 360hp and wikipedia says 360 ps.
 
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