Electric car company Lucid Motors has provided more details about its electric drivetrain, which is understood to power its flagship Lucid Air luxury all-electric sedan,media reported. According to the company itself, its twin-engine, four-wheel-drive configuration will produce up to 1,080 horsepower, enough to allow the car to run a quarter of a mile in 9.9 seconds, and has released videos to prove it.
The video was taken on August 17 at sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. In the video, Air ran a quarter of a mile in 9.912 seconds at 144.4 mph. In response, Lucid said Air was able to complete the quarter-mile drive on a continuous, repeatable basis.
When Tesla announced its new sports car in November 2017, the company said it would be the fastest car ever made. It is reported that the sports car can complete 100 kilometers of acceleration in 1.9 seconds, and it takes 8.9 seconds to run a quarter of a mile.
Sure, that’s a lot faster than Air Fresh, but what we need to know is that Tesla’s car is a two-seater sports car, and Air is a four-door sedan that can seat five people.
Lucid Motors is understood to be planning to release Air’s final product on September 9.