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Lucid Air Dream Electric Car Claims ‘World’s Quickest Production Sedan’ Title

Lucid Motors Air Dream Edition Sedan Sets 9.9 Second Quarter Mile Time at 144.4 MPH

Lucid Air Dream Drag Strip

The Lucid Motors Air  Dream Edition sedan is an all-electric powerhouse and coming to a road near you soon. The new car will officially debut on September 9th, but until then Lucid continues to keep the excitement high with more information and big numbers. The latest is a 9.9 second 144.4 mph 1/4 mile run down the Sonoma Raceway dragstrip, absolutely smoking a Tesla Model S Performance.

With this run, Lucid Motors is claiming the “World’s Quickest Production Sedan” title. We think that’s a bit optimistic, as the Lucid Air is not yet a production car. We are impressed by its speed, however!

Lucid Air Dream Edition

“With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive package, the Lucid Air Dream Edition has achieved quarter-mile times as low as 9.9 seconds on a consistent basis, making it the world’s quickest production sedan. This performance is wrapped in an uncompromisingly luxurious package, offering room for five passengers with class-leading interior and storage space.” – Lucid Motors

Along with massive power, especially in the dual-motor Dream Edition of the car, it is also supposed to offer up truly impressive range. Over the summer Lucid had the Air tested by an independent organization, to EPA test cycle standards. The result was an estimated EPA range of 517 miles. Range-anxiety be gone!

Would you buy a Lucid Air over a Tesla Model S, if the price was similar? We’re not sure yet, but we’re itching to get behind the wheel.

About Bryon Dorr

AutoWise Editor-in-Chief Bryon Dorr has been a lifelong automotive enthusiast. From the supercar posters on his childhood walls to the massive Hot Wheels/Matchbox collection, Bryon has been dreaming about automotive adventures his entire life. For the past decade+ Bryon has pursued a career in automotive photography and journalism. He's worked for a wide range of the top outlets in the overland, off-road, adventure motorcycle, and general automotive media. His current household automotive quiver includes a custom overland 2013 GX460, a 2020 Ioniq Electric, and a 2006 KTM 950 Adv. He recently sold his 996TT, and is on the hunt for a new performance car.