Lotus showcases Emira and Evija at Monterey Car Week


British automotive company Lotus showcased two of its finest cars during last week’s Monterey Car Week.

Present at the highly anticipated event were the Lotus Emira and Lotus Evija, as well as the Radford Type 62-2. All of the three cars were featured together at the same time at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering.


“Monterey Car Week never fails to deliver. (Year) 2021 marked Lotus’ return after the Evija hypercar debut here in 2019, and with the three debuts at the Quail on Friday, we topped off the week in grand style. The reception to the returning Evija, in a new F1-inspired guise, was rapturous. Emira’s US debut was met with great excitement and considerable demand for our first new sportscar for over a decade. While the Radford Type 62-2 was an absolutely stunning addition to the week,” said Lotus Cars USA’s Jim Carter.

The Monterey Car week saw the debut of the Emira, Lotus’ latest offering which promises superior road and track driving.

Also present in the event was Radford co-owner and former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button who commented, “Monterey Week was where any Lotus fan’s dreams came true this year. What a lineup! Evija and Emira — both of which I’m adding to my collection — looked and performed outstandingly, and I had the privilege of putting Emira through its paces at Laguna Seca during the week — that was a real treat. I am also so proud of the Radford team for bringing our 62-2 to life here this week. It’s a stunning piece of coachbuilding and engineering and a beautiful and contemporary tribute to the 1960s original, as I said, any Lotus fan’s dream come true!”


Button had a chance to drive the Emira, and put the sports car through its paces, at the Laguna Seca prior to its US debut at the Monterey Car Week. A short clip of Button sitting behind the wheel of the Emira can be seen at Lotus’ official YouTube channel.


“What a week it has been! It really is the stuff of fantasy to be at the heart of a festival like Monterey Car Week, among friends, with a car designed, engineered, and built together with those friends. It has been an extremely proud moment for us all to share the Radford 62-2 with the world, the interest and reception for the car have blown us away. Thanks also to the Lotus team for their partnership and all the support here this week,” added Radford co-owner Ant Anstead.

Photos from Lotus

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