It covers the ¼ mile run in only 9.245 seconds.
The tri-motor setup is one up front, two in the rear.
Tesla has not yet said their final word…
A 10-second car, a famous line if you’re a fan of TFATF, is an insanely fast and powerful one. There are many production cars available today that can cover the distance in 11 or 12 seconds however very few manage a 10-second run, fewer still come in under 10 seconds. Two versions of the Lucid Air do.
The “standard” dual-motor 1,080 horsepower version covers the sprint in only 9.9 seconds, which is astonishing. A tri-motor Air 1,300+ horsepower version was also in the cards and Lucid has just shared a video of the single-front, dual-rear electric motor car crushing the ¼ mile in only 9.245 seconds at a speed of 157.26 mph. As though this wasn’t enough, the car, the Air, is still under development so, know Lucid, there’s more to come.
Performance testing of the #LucidAir platform continues. As we push Lucid’s in-house developed EV powertrain tech to new heights, today we share our latest work-in-progress: A 9.245 second 1/4 mile @ 157.26 mph. Stay tuned for more. pic.twitter.com/7OQQodTjuk
— Lucid Motors (@LucidMotors) September 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Tesla’s been keeping busy with the triple-motor Model S Plaid. This ultimate S is said to have 1,100 horsepower on tap which would enable the car to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 2 seconds. The top speed is rated at 200 mph and the kicker is that, according to greencarreports.com, its ¼ mile time will be of less than 9 seconds.
The other ongoing race is now about seeing who gets the car to customers first. Some versions of the Lucid Air are expected in early 2021 but the Dream Edition and its 1,080 horsepower won’t come before late 2021, or right around the same time, the first Model S Plaid will be delivered.