Through the improvement of the Lucid Air, the corporate confirmed off a three-motor model that appeared able to very spectacular efficiency. Judging by a brand new teaser, we’ll see a manufacturing model of that speedy EV at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on August 19.
The teaser’s transient animation exhibits three cylindrical objects spinning and rotating. The objects have a resemblance to a portion of the stator, which is a significant part of an electrical motor. To push the message even more durable, the corporate contains the assertion: “Three is a magic quantity.”
Assuming this actually is the three-motor Air, then it could possibly be an actual competitor towards the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid. In 2020, the corporate despatched a prototype of the tri-motor round Laguna Seca and managed to set a lap time of 1 minute and 31.3 seconds. For comparability, a Plaid was able to do it in 1:30.3.
Lucid additionally confirmed off the tri-motor prototype covering the quarter-mile in 9.245 seconds at 157.26 miles per hour. Though, as a pre-production automobile, we will not make sure whether or not the model occurring sale can also be able to this acceleration.
When Lucid launched all the main points concerning the Air Dream Version in 2020, it additionally offered some hints concerning the three-motor mannequin. The corporate claimed the 2 motors within the rear axle were capable of making an outrageous 1,300 horsepower (969 kilowatts). On the time, the automaker hoped to launch this automobile in late 2021.
Essentially the most highly effective model of the Air thus far was the Dream Edition Performance that made 1,111 hp (829 kW). Lucid not presents this trim degree, so the Grand Touring Performance with 1,050 hp (783 kW) is the present prime canine within the lineup. Considered one of them was the quickest manufacturing automobile within the 2022 Goodwood Competition of Velocity hill climb with a time of 50.79 seconds.
In August, Lucid diminished its estimated Air manufacturing in 2022 to between 6,000 and 7,000 units. This was the second discount throughout the 12 months after initially hoping to construct 20,000 automobiles and later revising that quantity right down to between 12,000 and 14,000 automobiles. The automaker cited “extraordinary provide chain and logistics challenges” as the rationale for altering plans.
The Lucid Air Stealth Look Package deal can even be on show throughout Monterey Automobile Week. For a dialogue of it and the opposite automobiles premiering throughout the huge automotive occasion, try the newest episode of the Rambling About Automobiles podcast: