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Details on the much-awaited Emira First Edition has recently been released by Lotus. It has been equipped with the latest, most coveted technology, comfort features, infotainment, and other distinct badging.

On March 29, the all-new, all-electric era will start for Lotus as the Type 132 makes its world debut. This makes the Emira the last petrol-powered car that Lotus will release, making it doubly special.

Beloved even by the critics, customer orders for the Emira V6 First Edition were beyond expectation and it has continued to come in from clients in all parts of the globe. A 50% increase in website traffic was noted just last week, with a 175% increase in Emira enquiries after the global coverage of the ‘first drives’ of the prototype was released.

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Lotus Emira First Edition Badge Landscape scaled 1

Powering the four-cylinder Emira is a bespoke version of the M139 direct injection engine from AMG. Specifically made for the Lotus Emira, it had hardware updates to assist mid-mounted integration. New software was also added to give it a Lotus character. It is the most powerful four-cylinder engine which was homologated for road use. With up to 208 bhp/liter, it is reputed to be the best i4 unit with an enviable reputation for reliability.

Equipped with the latest and most innovative technology, it has an impressive performance and comparatively low emissions. An optimized twin-scroll turbocharger with roller bearings provides fast spool-up and minimum lag. Lotus designed the exhaust system and it is unique to the Emira.

One of the appeals of the Emira is the standard-fit eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with paddleshift which is the first time that it is equipped in a Lotus.

Lotus Director, Vehicle Attributes, Gavan Kershaw said, “It’s a bespoke rear-wheel drive variant of the transmission developed by Lotus in collaboration with AMG. On top of that, the gearshift strategy has been defined by the Hethel team as part of the car’s performance attributes. It is unique to the Emira and optimised for the best blend of outstanding driving engagement and performance, fuel consumption and emissions.”

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Lotus Emira Front 2 scaled 1

The Emira has a unique engine bay cover and C-pillar badging and it produces 360 bhp. A high level of standard equipment is offered by the i4 version of the Emira and they also have a lot of no-cost optional finishes and materials that allow customers to tailor the car in a way that fits their specific style. There are also a number of cost options for those who wants that little extra touch of personalization.

The car sits on 20-inch ultra-lightweight V-spoke forged alloy wheels. It has been diamond-cut to give that premium two-tone finish. Lotus is still offering the silver or gloss black version as a no-cost option. The Emira is also equipped with two-piece brake discs with branded calipers in either black, silver, red, or yellow, and they’re part of the First Edition spec. It will also have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The Emira is offered in six different vibrant finishes: Seneca Blue, Hethel Yellow, Magma Red, Dark Verdant, Shadow Grey, and Number Grey.

Some of the exterior details include a titanium exhaust finisher, LED lights all around, rear parking sensors, and heated power-fold door mirrors. As standard, the Lower Black Pack will be fitted and it means that the front splitter, front bumper air blades, rear diffuser, and side sills will also have a gloss black finish.

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By: Reggie
Title: Get To Know More About The Lotus Emira First Edition
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/get-to-know-more-about-the-lotus-emira-first-edition/
Published Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 03:10:12 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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