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Lucid Teases Air Sapphire Super-Sports EV With Release Line Photo: ‘Will Be Available Soon’

Lucid Motors‘ (NASDAQ:LCID) limited-production Air Sapphire is seemingly ready to hit the road.

Lucid Motors (NASDAQ:LCID) limited-production Air Sapphire is seemingly ready to hit the road.

The EV company shared a picture of a release candidate of the blue Sapphire on the line in Casa Grande, Arizona, on Thursday.

The digital ecosystem of the Lucid Air, the longest range, fastest charging luxury electric car by Lucid Motors, an American electric vehicle company, that features a digital Glass Cockpit and a fingertip-activated Pilot Panel, exhibited during the Mobile World Congress 2023 on March 11, 2023, in Barcelona, Spain. (JOAN CROS/GETTY IMAGES) 

“The world’s first luxury electric super-sports sedan will be available soon,” the company wrote in a post, raising anticipation for the vehicle whose delivery was planned for the first half of this year. The vehicle will be available in the U.S. and Canada at $249,000 USD and $325,000 CAD, respectively.

The Sapphire can deliver over 1,200 horsepower with its three-motor powertrain. It can also deliver an acceleration of 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds and 0-100 mph in less than 4 seconds.

The rear badging on a Lucid Air Grand Touring electric luxury car displayed at the Lucid Motors Inc. studio and service center on February 25, 2021, in Beverly Hills, California. – The California-based electric vehicle company announced this month that it plans to go public via a merger with a company that values it at $24 billion, with the pure-electric luxury sedan Lucid Air launching in 2021. (PATRICK T. FALLON/GETTY IMAGES)

“Sapphire represents the pinnacle of electric performance, finally achieving the performance that I’ve so long searched for. After painstaking development work, I am able to confirm Lucid Air Sapphire has achieved a satisfactory performance, and I trust the most discerning drivers will agree,” said Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson during the vehicle’s introduction in August last year. Rawlinson was formerly the chief engineer for Model S at Tesla.

Earlier this month, the popular YouTube channel MotorTrend unveiled an intriguing showdown between a Sapphire prototype and a Ferrari SF90 Spider to an unexpected outcome. During the race, the Lucid Air Sapphire prototype showcased its impressive capabilities by outperforming the Ferrari. 

In December, an engineering prototype of the Sapphire also beat the Tesla Model S Plaid and a Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport in a quarter-mile drag race.

The Lucid Air competes with the Tesla Model S, the Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan, and the BMW 7 Series EV in the EV segment for luxury cars.

Lucid is one of two EV start up luxury brands with full size vehicles. This Air is currently it’s only model in the market.

Produced in association with Benzinga

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