Lucid Motors has revealed the final details of the most performance and ambitious version of its Air model. For the North American start-up, “ Sapphire ” is its GTI name, ‘N’, AMG, or ‘M’, which represents the greatest possible sportiness.
After the Pure (480 CV), Touring (620 CV), Grand Touring (819 CV), and Dream Edition (933 CV, 1,111 CV for the Performance version) variants, the Lucid Air Sapphire brings the electric power up to 1,234 CV. Its production in Arizona is expected to start in September and the first units, at a rate of 226,801 euros each, will arrive shortly after.
The so-called “world’s first 100% electric luxury supercar sedan”, measuring 4.98 meters in length, is powered by three electric motors, one in front and two in the rear, completely independent of each other and with torque vectoring. In addition to the more than 1,200 CV, it develops 1,938 Nm! of torque, which allows it to achieve brutal figures: from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.89 seconds, up to the quarter mile (402 meters) in 8.95 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h.
Lucid Air Sapphire Range
The Lucid Air Sapphire, recently officially unveiled at ‘Monterrey Car Week’, has seen some of its final figures revealed. For example, its range is estimated at 687 kilometers according to the North American EPA approval cycle. Data continue to improve its great rival, the Tesla Model S Plaid, which reaches 637 km and 1,020 HP of power. Of course, Elon Musk’s most high-performance sedan is priced at 98,776 euros, less than half that of the Lucid Air Sapphire.
These are not inconsiderable figures, coming from the 112 kWh capacity battery that powers the entire Lucid Air range and which, in the best of cases, reaches 900 km in the Dream Range version. It maintains the 900V charging system but has distinctive elements that elevate its qualities as an electric supercar.
Suspensions, torque vectoring, and traction control software or anti-roll bars have been fine-tuned, while the braking system receives new carbon-ceramic equipment of 420 mm in front and 390 mm at the rear. It also has exclusive software for damping control, adaptable, as well as for ABS, stability control, brake servo, or power steering.
The wheels are specific and tailored for this model, with 20 and 21-inch wheels at the front and rear respectively, with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The roof is made of aluminum, to reduce the final weight, while technology is the order of the day inside: a floating digital cockpit with a set of 34-inch screens, an advanced driver assistance system with more than 30 functions, or an immersive audio system with 21 speakers.
Like the rest of the Lucid Air range, the sportiest electric saloon may also reach Europe, where it would have other serious rivals to face, such as the Porsche Taycan.