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Lucid Air To Dominate Drag Strip With Sub 10-Second Quarter-Mile Time
Forget Ludicrous speed. Lucid-icrous speed is the new 1/4-mile EV king
Lucid Motors today has announced that the Air sedan will deliver unmatched performance and will launch with a quarter-mile time of 9.9 seconds. That makes the Air the fastest production electric sedan in the world, besting the Tesla Model S Performance with Cheetah Stance by a healthy half of a second.
To put just how fast that is into perspective, as far as we know, there’s only been one production car ever made that has a faster standing quarter-mile time, and that is the Porsche 918 Spyder that can run a quarter-mile time of 9.81 seconds.
The Air has up to 1,080 horsepower available in its a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture. Lucid tells us the vehicle is able to achieve the 9.9-second quarter-mile times on a consistent, repeatable basis.
Lucid really seems to be hitting all of their marks. The class-leading quarter-mile time would still be pretty impressive if that was the only thing the Air excelled at, but it isn’t, and not by a long shot.
Gallery: Lucid Air High Performance Powertrain