- Photo credits Lucid Motors

The Lucid Air would have beaten the lap record at Laguna Seca

A few seconds less than the best time

39w ago

Despite the recent launch of the Lucid Air, the development of the electric limousine does not seem to be over yet. Youtuber The Kilowatts has seen a new prototype of the Lucid Air doing full speed laps on the famous Laguna Seca circuit. The brand is obviously trying to break the lap record.

According to the youtuber, the model in question would be the prototype of the Lucid Air Dream Edition, which is none other than the most powerful and most expensive version of the Lucid Air. In this configuration, the vehicle has three electric motors developing the colossal power of 1095 PS!

While the car was running at maximum speed, the youtuber managed to estimate a lap time. According to him, the Lucid Air simply beat the lap record with a time of 1 minute and 33 seconds. This would be more than three seconds less than the current record held by a...prototype of the Tesla Model S Plaid.

The war seems to have started between Tesla and Lucid. The Palo Alto brand is not likely to let itself fall behind and further refine its Model S Plaid before its next commercialisation. The car was thus seen in Germany on the NΓΌrburgring, an ideal circuit for testing the cars' handling at its best.

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Comments (4)

  • Brings back so many memories. I went to racing school at Laguna in its original configuration and have dived down into the Corkscrew many many times. At the entry, you line up on a tree as you can’t see the track until you’re on top of the apex. I’ve watched countless races there. We used to sit at the top of the hill just above the corkscrew, where you can see most of the track. There was a 6 year span where we rented a motor home and spent 3 days partying and watching some of the most intense series in the US. IndyCar, IMSA, Motogp and Superbikes to name a few.

    Good times!

      8 months ago
  • sorry, do you mean the fastest production car or EV? because the Senna holds the production record

      8 months ago
  • The speed approaching and then out of turn 3 (under the 'tire'), and out of turn 10 is ... strong. Watched every class of car in those turns, don't remember many faster. Shockingly that's faster than: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, McLaren MP4-12C and a Chevy Corvette ZR1 - driven by Randi Pobst!

      8 months ago