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Lotus Emeya review

£96,200 - £137,700
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Published: 02 Jul 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Prices for the base Emeya start at £85,900, undercutting the cheapest Porsche Taycan by a cheeky few hundred pounds. It’s then quite a leap to the Emeya S, at £101,950. After all, you’re getting no extra power, but ceramic brakes and forged alloy wheels are added as standard.

The Emeya R range topper starts at £129,950. That’s almost £10,000 less than the equivalent Porsche Taycan Turbo, which is a scant 0.1sec quicker from 0-62mph, and still has the temerity to want more money for ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering and 21in rims. Then again, do you really need any of the above? We’d argue not. But it’s nice of Lotus to chuck them in on the house.

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Any spec advice?

Beyond buying the base car and saving yourself a packet, it’s quite hard to muck one of these up. There are only six colours to choose from: two greys, a black, a white, and a yellow or orange. There are five ‘themes’ to choose inside, all with delightfully knurled switchgear.

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