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The Lucid Air already plans to take its revenge on the Tesla Model S Plaid

A more powerful version is in preparation

32w ago

Lucid Motors is annoyed since a few hours. Indeed, during the reveal of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the Palo Alto brand put forward figures even better than those of the Lucid Air Dream Edition, the most powerful version of the Lucid Air. With 1100 PS and three engines, the Model S Plaid does 0-60 in less than two seconds.

It also achieves the quarter mile (400 m) in less than nine seconds. These two times are much lower than those of the Lucid Air Dream Edition. A huge problem for the Newark manufacturer who promised to beat the Model S. As a result, Lucid Motors does not intend to let itself be beaten and is actively pursuing the development of its electric limousine.

The manufacturer has thus published via its Twitter account a progress of its work anticipating a new and even sportier version of the Lucid Air. The latter will probably be equipped with three motors placed as follows: one at the front and two at the rear. Each of them would develop around 600 PS.

They would then offer a combined power of around 1200 PS, which would be 100 PS more than the Model S Plaid. The brand claims that the prototype with this powertrain covered the quarter mile in 9.245 seconds, which is already much closer to the time claimed by Tesla. This chrono should logically still be improved before the presentation of the vehicle.

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Comments (2)

  • This rivalry is getting entertaining to watch.

      7 months ago
  • Ha ha! This really is a CEO's pissing contest! I think it was inevitable, but that Lucid should really be putting every ounce of effort into getting themselves into production. They are not selling a 200mph supercar, but a super-luxury continent eater. Their customers only have a passing interest in ridiculous performance, they'll never go more than 90mph in the thing... ever. Rolls Royce never ever in its long history sold their product based on racing prowess... it was simply irrelevant. Once they're on the cusp of production, a tuned through the roof version could wipe the board on some well known track somewhere, just to prove they can, but it isn't really that important to their customer demographic.

      7 months ago