Lucid introduces its first true performance gem.
Electric luxury car manufacturer Lucid has in a short amount of time already shown off great performance potential with monstrously powerful versions of its Air all-electric luxury sedan. However, according to Lucid, that was all just the beginning, as this past Monterey Car Week, the brand has announced that it will be introducing a new performance name called Sapphire, which promises to be “The Pinnacle of Electric Performance.” The first car to be made with the Sapphire name will be the Lucid Air Sapphire, Lucid’s, and according to them, “the world’s first luxury electric super-sports sedan.”
The name is derived from the Sapphire being one of the world’s most prized gemstones, for its beauty, brilliance, color, and hardness, as well as the fact that blue, like the Sapphire stone, has been a color representative of American motorsport. The car features three electric motors: two for the rear wheels and one for the front developed and manufactured in-house by Lucid. Even more powerful than its counterparts, the new Lucid Air Sapphire boasts a total output of 1,200 horsepower and gets to 60 mph in less than two seconds without any upgrades or protracted preconditioning routines needed, and it’ll climb to over 200 mph. The car’s final performance figures are yet to be announced, and it will start at $249,000. Reservations go live on August 23, and the car is set to begin production next year.
Source: Lucid Motors