Tesla went far for itself with a range of progressively quick 0– 60 mph sprints that presently stands at 2.28 seconds. Now one rival is taking a different technique to get on the headlines with its upcoming electric car.
Lucid Motors brought its 1,000 hp Air luxury car to the Transportation Research Center’s 7.5-mile high speed oval in Ohio and marked a top speed mark of 217 mph. It would mean that it is the fastest-ever American production car, besting the new Ford GT by 1 mph.
It wasn’t completely production spec. The four-door hatchback was fitted with a huge rear spoiler, roll cage, and had its interior trim stripped out to accommodate testing devices. The visit to the track was mainly to evaluate the high speed stability of the car.
Lucid states the speed was electronically-limited, recommending it might go quicker. The Tesla Model S P100D has a limiter, but it’s set at 155 miles per hour, so there’s no telling what’s the actual speed it could accomplish if it were released.
The Air is likewise fast, with a said 0-60 miles per hour time of 2.5 seconds, and has the world’s biggest battery pack at 130 kilowatt-hours and an estimated series of 400 miles per charge, besting the very top Tesla today by 65 miles.
Pricing for the this model is expected to be more than $100,000 if it goes on sale in 2019, while slower, much shorter range versions of the Air will begin closer to $60,000.