Lucid Air electric car surpasses Tesla Model S at a distance of a quarter mile (2 videos)

Already this week, September 9 should passthe official presentation of the electric sedan Lucid Air, which, according to the idea of ​​the creators, will surpass the Tesla Model S in terms of speed parameters, autonomous driving range and comfort. In last week's tests of the speed parameters of cars, when driving on a straight section of the track for a distance of a quarter of a mile, the Lucid Air Dream Edition electric sedan won another victory over the Tesla Model S, setting a world speed record, covering the distance in 9.9 seconds. The previous record, held by the Tesla Model S, was 10.48 seconds and was set in May.

Lucid Air startup, which organizesinvestors from Saudi Arabia and China are taking part, as well as former Tesla employees who developed the Tesla Model S, positioning their future electric sedan as a "Tesla killer." Currently, the Lucid Air Dream Edition has already taken Tesla's record for autonomous travel distance, bringing it to 517 miles or 832 km. Also, the Lucid Air car shows a unique acceleration time to 100 km, which, according to the developers, was less than 2.5 seconds (Tesla's indicator was 2.4 seconds).

In the recently shown clip of Lucid Airdemonstrates a race during which a branded sedan with an engine power of 1080 hp covers a quarter mile in a record 9.9 seconds. At the same time, it can be considered that the victory goes to Lucid Air in the fight against the Porsche Taycan, which translates the new electric car into the class of the fastest production sedans of our time.

In fairness, it should be noted thata day later, another electric car Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 with a power plant of 1400 hp. covered a quarter mile in 8.27 seconds. However, this prototype, unlike Tesla Model S, Lucid Air and Porsche Taycan, is not yet mass-produced.

Technical details and final costfuture "killer Tesla" electric sedans Lucid Air will be presented in the coming days during the official presentation on September 9. Currently, insiders claim that the car will cost about $ 100 thousand and will hit the market in early 2021.