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Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance debuts with 1,050 horsepower and 446 miles of range

Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance debuts with 1,050 horsepower and 446 miles of range

With 1,050 horsepower, the new Grand Touring Performance Edition becomes the most powerful version of Lucid’s electric aerodynamic sedan.

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Electric car maker Lucid is launching a new version of its popular and powerful luxury sedan, Air.

He announced on Tuesday the performance of the Lucid Air Grand Touring with 1,050 horsepower and a starting price of $ 179,000. The company’s Air sedan has impressed critics in many ways since its launch last fall, due in part to the 1,111-horsepower Dream Edition model’s impressive performance.

But this model was not easy to obtain. Lucid Dream Edition production crowned To just 520 examples, they were all spoken for months before Lucid started Ships the first Airs from its factory in Arizona last october.

Lucid said Tuesday that Grand Touring performance — with specifications nearly identical to the Dream Edition and a starting price of just $10,000 — will not be limited in production.

While Air has made a big impression at the end of the luxury electric car market, Lucid is still in the early stages of production. The company said in late February that it had manufactured about 400 cars since the start of production last September, and that it had about 25,000 reservations for the plane.

It now expects to deliver between 12,000 and 14,000 vehicles in 2022, Below the previous forecast of 20,000 Global supply chain disruptions have slowed the increase in air production.

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said the company moved to develop the high-performance model after realizing there was still great demand for the range-topping Air with a four-digit horsepower rating.

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Rawlinson said Lucid was able to quickly develop the new model due to its “vertical integration”. Lucid develops and builds its own electric motors and battery packs in-house, rather than relying on third-party suppliers of components as most major automakers do.

The Grand Touring Performance modifications are the result of supply chain challenges that have afflicted nearly all automakers around the world. But the new Air’s specifications are still impressive:

  • 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds (versus 2.5 seconds for the high-performance Dream Edition.)
  • An estimated EPA range of 446 miles (versus 471 miles for the high-performance Dream version.)
  • Lucid’s advanced driver assistance system, DreamDrive Pro, is standard with much of the hardware that will be required for fully autonomous driving, including a lidar sensor.
  • Lucid’s 900-volt ultra-fast charging system, which allows the user to add up to 300 miles of range in just 21 minutes with a 350 kW fast charger, is also standard.

The new air outperforms the highest performance Tesla In most respects, but not in acceleration. Tesla Model S Plaid launched last year With 1,020 horsepower, and an EPA estimated range of 396 miles, a Initial price Just over $130,000 – claimed from zero to 60 times in 1.99 seconds.

The Grand Touring Performance is a high-performance version of the previously announced Lucid Air Grand Touring, which claims 819 horsepower. Lucid said Tuesday that this model has begun shipping.

Deliveries of the new Grand Touring Performance model will begin in the United States in June.