The last gasoline-powered car from Lotus isn't going out without a bang. Two different engine choices and two different transmission choices are just some highlights from the Emira, their 2022 sports car. However, it also leaves with a different bang: a bang to your wallet.

Speed And Power Comes At A Price

360-Horsepower 2023 Lotus Emira Sports Car
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Well, just how much bang are we talking about? Quite a bit: the Emira First Edition will cost American buyers $85,900. However, that's only for four-cylinder. If you wish to get the First Edition with a V6, be ready to shell out $93,000.

Both of these engines are nonetheless extremely powerful. In fact, the four-cylinder is the most-powerful road-legal engine of its kind, according to Lotus. The four-cylinder comes from Mercedes-AMG's 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. The end result is a Lotus-homologated, mid-engined car, that produces 360 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Related: Here's What You Need To Know About The New 2023 Lotus EmiraFor those who are more power hungry, Lotus does offer a Toyota-derived V6 which produces 400 horsepower — 40 more than the base inline-four — and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is the same amount of torque as the inline-4.

Lotus Is Betting On The Four-cylinder?

Blue Emira Lotus First Edition
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Lotus dedicated a lot of time in their press release talking about the four-cylinder version of the Emira. Customarily, one would think that Lotus would emphasize the most powerful version, but that's not the case here. Lotus is quite proud of this AMG-derived four-cylinder that's seated behind the driver and passenger, and part of that is because Lotus claims it's the most powerful four-cylinder in a road car. The other part is because of its transmission: an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission made in collaboration with AMG.

Related: 2022 Toyota Tundra: Here's Whether A Hybrid V6 Is The Wrong MoveThose opting to get the V6-powered Emira can get the familiar 6-speed manual or the six-speed automatic found on some older Lotus models.

A First Edition Car That's the Last of Its Kind

360-Horsepower 2023 Lotus Emira Sports Car
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This is the last petrol-powered car Lotus is going to make. To send it off, Lotus's ironically named first-edition is a loving send off to the Lotus ICU engine. Besides just performance, the Lotus Emira gets 20-inch lightweight rims and two-piece brake discs. Oh, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Related: The Story Of The Last Lotus Elise And The Woman Who Inspired ItIn addition, drivers will get three packages as standard: the Lotus Drivers Pack — this gives drivers the choice between tour or sport suspension and the choice between Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport or Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. New owners also get the new Track Mode ESP, and the Design Pack — a package which adds privacy glass, black Alcantara headliner, and sport pedals.

There will be six paint colors on tap for launch: Seneca Blue, Magma Red, Hethel Yellow, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey and Nimbus Grey.

2023 Lotus Emira in the studio
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Sure, it may cost a lot. But after all of that, can you really blame them? Besides, it is, truly, the last of its kind.

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