With a 400 meters completed in less than 10 seconds, the future Lucid Air electric sedan is faster than a Tesla Model S or a Porsche Taycan.
In the world of the electric car, two main lines of communication are woven: autonomy and performance. Lucid Motors has already started on the theme of range, announcing 832 km per charge on its first Air car. Here is the second theme.
Faster than a 918 Spyder
More than an advertisement on paper, it is through a video that information is illustrated. The Lucid Air is thus able to complete the 400-meter standing start in 9.91 seconds. The manufacturer filmed this performance on the drag track in Sonoma, California (USA).
This is a record for a production electric sedan, and Lucid uses it perfectly. The Lucid has taken on twice, the first against a Tesla Model S. The latter had completed the 400m in 10.45 seconds with the cheetah mode of the recent update. The second, she sets off in front of a Porsche Taycan Turbo S devoid of mirrors. Motor Trend had tested the German in February, and declared a time of 10.47 seconds. By the way, if you take the measurements of the American media, the Lucid does better than a Porsche 918 Spyder (9.97 s)!
If Lucid was once thought of as a doomed anti-Tesla, like Faraday Future, the brand now seems to stand out. The Lucid Air will be revealed in its final version on September 9. It will begin its orders on this date. It will be necessary to watch the price, which should exceed 100,000 dollars in view of the performance, equipment and luxurious pretensions of the model.
Initially reserved for North America, Lucid Air will be available in Europe and even in France where it is available for pre-booking for € 900.