Friday, July 12, 2024

Lucid Air Sapphire : Everything you need to know

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At the Monterey Car Week event in the United States, Lucid displayed his newest electric car, the Lucid Air Sapphire (19/8).

The Lucid Air Sapphire is featured as a candidate for Lucid’s first electric car to sport the Sapphire ultra high performance branding.

This means that the Lucid Air Sapphire is a candidate for Lucid’s fastest electric car that will face the Tesla Model S Plaid head-on.

“The Lucid Air Sapphire, as the first Lucid product to carry the Sapphire name, builds on our technical excellence to take high-performance electric cars to the next level,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer.

“Sapphire represents the highest peak of electrical performance that has finally been reached after a long time we mix,” added Rawlinson.

Lucid Air Sapphire comes with technology similar to the Tesla Model S Plaid, namely three all-wheel-drive electric motors.

The three electric motors consist of one electric motor driving the front wheels and two electric motors driving the rear wheels.

Unfortunately, Lucid has not published official power and torque specifications for the combination of the three Air Sapphire electric motors or the battery.

Now as an illustration, Lucid said the three motors are powered by more than 1,200 hp, surpassing the Air Dream Edition which has 1,111 hp.

Lucid claims the Air Sapphire can run 0-96 km/h in less than two seconds and 0-161 km/h in less than four seconds.

Of course another benefit of having two rear-wheel drive electric motors is torque vectoring.

This torque vectoring capability means that the Lucid Air Sapphire can control the amount of torque delivered to each rear wheel independently.

Combined with a suspension with a unique setting, stiffer bushings, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, Lucid said Air Sapphire provides a more agile and balanced cornering sensation. Lucid has opened the tap to order Air Sapphire with 249,000 US dollars.

Lucid launches Air Sapphire electric sedan with a three-motor and over 1200 HP

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