Lucid Air Sapphire Sets New Sedan Production Record with 8.93-Second Quarter-Mile Run

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The Lucid Air Sapphire has certainly made its electrifying presence known as it sets a groundbreaking record for production sedans, achieving an astonishing 8.930-second quarter-mile time. This remarkable feat solidifies its position as one of the fastest sedans ever produced. Piloted by Brooks Weisblat of Drag Times, the Air Sapphire showcased its blistering acceleration on the drag strip, clocking a jaw-dropping 0-60 mph time of 1.77 seconds, accompanied by an impressive 1.5 G of acceleration.

Weisblat expressed his excitement, highlighting not only the quarter-mile record but also the Lightning-fast 0-60 mph time achieved with the standard rollout. The Sapphire’s ability to consistently deliver such staggering performance, even on subsequent runs, speaks volumes about its engineering prowess and capability. Notably, the car maintained its impressive performance while utilizing only a fraction of its battery charge.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that it was accomplished by a customer-owned vehicle, without the presence of Lucid engineers to fine-tune the powertrain for optimal traction. This underscores the meticulous engineering and tuning that went into the final customer specification cars. The absence of tire squeal during the runs further attests to the car’s exceptional performance and stability.

The Lucid Air Sapphire’s record-setting performance is a testament to its status as a production vehicle that blends extraordinary speed with passenger comfort. Its acceleration surpasses that of many high-performance supercars, showcasing its prowess in the realm of electric vehicles. While some vehicles may boast faster times, they often come with heavy modifications or are purpose-built hypercars, like the Rimac Nevera.

With its sights set on further challenges, including taking on formidable competitors like the Tesla Model S Plaid and even the soon-gone Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170, the Lucid Air Sapphire continues to push the boundaries of what is achievable in the realm of high-performance sedans.


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