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.
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.
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.