The Lucid Air is finally going to debut on September 9, but today Lucid has announced that the Lucid Air can do the quarter-mile in only 9.9 seconds. For reference, the insane 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock with its 807 horsepower engine takes 10.5 seconds to reach the same distance.
Well we’re not really surprised, since the Lucid Air has up to 1,080 horsepower thanks to its dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain. With a quarter mile time under 10 seconds, the Lucid Air is the only electric sedan able to do that distance in that short of time.
If you missed the news, the Lucid Air also has an EPA estimated driving range up to 517 miles thanks to its compact 113 kWh battery pack. It can also be charged at rates up to 300 miles in 20 minutes or up to 20 miles in one minute when it’s connected to a DC fast charger. The Air’s 900-volt electric drive unit also only weighs 163 pounds and Lucid says that it’s compact enough to fit in a carry-on roller bag. Each drive unit packs over 650hp, with a power density that is well beyond anything else offered on the EV market at 41 hp per liter.
“Our watchword has been ‘focus’ since day one at Lucid – a focus on sound engineering principles, a focus on creating efficiencies, and a focus on maximizing power to create a world-class EV,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. “When the Lucid Air comes to market next spring, the world will see that we have developed the best electric vehicle technology possible by a wide margin and effectively created a new benchmark for EVs. The result is nothing short of a technological tour de force in every facet upon which a luxury performance car is measured.”