Lucid unveils most powerful EV in US with 1,050hp and 2.6 second 0-60mph time

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Electric car company Lucid has announced it will be releasing a new version of its Lucid Air, the Grand Touring Performance, which delivers 1,050 horsepower and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

The dual-motor Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance is the most powerful electric vehicle currently available in North America – and with an EPA-estimated driving range of 446 miles. This lags just behind its Lucid Air Grand Touring with an EPA-estimated range of up to 516 miles – or 4.6 miles of driving range per kilowatt hour – which leads the entire EV industry in efficiency.

Two of Lucid’s proprietary electric motors – one at each axle – propel the Air Grand Touring Performance from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds. Like the non-performance model, it will feature as standard Ultra-fast 900V+ charging system, enabling users to add up to 300 miles in 21 minutes at a 350 kW DC fast charger.

“The remarkable speed with which we are able to conceive and bring this model to market is possible only because of Lucid’s high degree of vertical integration and in-house production of our proprietary EV powertrain and battery pack technology,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group.

“This unparalleled fusion of attributes is the product of Lucid’s groundbreaking in-house technology, exemplified by our miniaturized drive units with unrivaled power density and race-proven 900V+ battery and power architecture.”

The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance will have an MSRP of US$179,000 and customer deliveries in the US are slated to begin in June 2022.

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