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News The Lucid Air Is Faster Around Laguna Seca Than Tesla Model S

The Lucid Air Is Faster Around Laguna Seca Than Tesla Model S

Tesla is under attack from Lucid as the Air is more powerful and apparently more capable on the track


  • Not just any Model S, the Plaid Prototype.

  • Tesla set a record last year and Lucid has beat it.

  • An ultra-high performance version of the Lucid Air is in the works.


Last week, after a few months of teasers and carefully trickled bits of information, Lucid finally lifted the wraps on the Air sedan. While the car’s styling was familiar, the novel details involved the 1,080-horsepower version and its impressive performance.

It started with Lucid announcing that this version covers the ¼ mile sprint in only 9.9 seconds, besting Tesla here as well, after leaping to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 2.5 seconds. And now, according to electrek.co, Lucid has broken lap records that had only recently been established by Tesla.

Lucid Air | Photo: Lucid

Last year, a Tesla Model S Plaid Prototype completed a lap in 1:36.55. This was a new record for a 4-door vehicle at Laguna Seca. This time was eventually beat by a Tesla Model 3 Performance modified by Unplugged Performance (UP) with a lap time of 1:35.79.

The story goes on to say that onlookers spotted a Lucid Air lapping the track and they timed the car’s lap, on a stop-watch, at 1:33. The video description adds that this was only one of two laps that they recorded.

Finally, Lucid’s apparently not quite done with the Air as a tri-motor model with more than 1,200 horsepower is expected.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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