Lucid is rolling out the next evolution of its luxury Air sedan: a performance edition under the new Sapphire subbrand with three electric motors, 1,200 hp, a $249,000 starting price and supercar levels of acceleration.
The Lucid Air Sapphire, unveiled Friday at Monterey Car Week, has a track-tuned suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes and will vie for the title of the fastest sedan in the world with the Tesla Model S Plaid.
Both advertise a 0-to-60 time of under two seconds.
"With three state-of-the-art electric motors — all developed and manufactured in-house by Lucid — Lucid Air Sapphire reaches an entirely new level of performance," said Eric Bach, senior vice president of product.
"And because a three-motor Lucid Air was always part of the development program, it retains all the strengths of Lucid Air variants already on the market — including limo-like rear legroom, a voluminous trunk and frunk, and impressive efficiency," Bach said.