- The Lucid Air is the first all-electric car from Lucid Motors.
- Last month, we learned that it will have a Tesla-smashing estimated range of 517 miles.
- A video uploaded on Wednesday shows the car achieving a 9.9-second quarter mile.
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If you’re not already, you should be paying attention to the Lucid Air, the first all-electric car from California-based automaker Lucid Motors. The upcoming Air not only made headlines last month by producing an estimated Tesla-smashing range record of 517 miles, but we also learned this week that it can do a quarter-mile in just 9.9 seconds.
In its highest spec, a dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup with 1,080 horsepower, Lucid announced on Wednesday that the Air can achieve a quarter-mile time in 9.9 seconds. Lucid claims this makes the Air the world’s quickest production sedan.
There’s a video, via Carscoops, of the run below.
As you can see, the Air can beat a Tesla Model S in a drag-strip run, achieving the quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds with a 144.4-mph trap speed (the speed at the end of the run). A Tesla Model S Performance recently achieved a 10.4-second quarter-mile time,The Verge reported.
“To date, it is the only electric sedan able to achieve a quarter-mile time under 10 seconds,” Lucid said.
A quarter-mile run in less than 10 seconds is extremely fast. The only other production cars with similar times are the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, and the McLaren 720S, according to Fastestlaps.com. Those cars all use internal-combustion engines and most cost more than $US1 million.
Put otherwise: Dominic Toretto from “The Fast and the Furious” would have happily accepted a stock Lucid Air as his 10-second car.
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