Lucid Air Sapphire claims to be ‘The World's First Luxury Electric Super Sedan’
After launching the Lucid Air, Lucid Group has showcased the Lucid Air Sapphire where Sapphire is their new high-performance brand. The manufacturer claims that the Air Sapphire is the world's first fully electric luxury super-sports sedan. It seems like Lucid will also launch more high-performance products under the Sapphire brand. Several other manufacturers also have their performance brands such as BMW has M, Mercedes-Benz has AMG and Audi has RS.
The Air Sapphire will come with a three-electric motor setup. Two of them will be positioned on the rear axle while a single motor will power the front axle. The motors have been developed and manufactured by Lucid only. The total power output of the Air Sapphire is rated at around 1,200 hp which makes it the most powerful sedan in the world. When compared, the standard Lucid Air produces 1,050 hp.
Despite producing, 150 hp more, there have been no compromises in terms of rear legroom, a voluminous trunk and frunk and driving efficiency. The battery pack has been upgraded with a higher power and more precise thermal logic. The rear electric motors get new heat exchanger technology and the flow of coolant has also been increased.
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Lucid claims that the Air Sapphire can hit 100 kmph in less than 2 seconds, 160 kmph in less than 4 seconds and will do a standing quarter mile in under 9 seconds. Lucid says that these figures are achievable without the extra cost of equipment upgrades or pre-conditioning routines. These figures are quite close to the Tesla Model S Plaid which is now a direct rival to the Air Sapphire.
With such acceleration, the Air Sapphire does come with additional braking power. It gets carbon ceramic disc brakes that come as standard which reduces brake fade. The front and rear springs have also been stiffened in the favour of handling. The ABS, traction control, stability control and the electronic steering wheel have also been recalibrated.