Lucid Air Sets Its New Best Time At Laguna: Doesn't Match Tesla Model S Plaid
The new time is some 10 second below the result from 2018 and almost matches Tesla Model S Plaid’s 1:30.3
Lucid Motors just announced that one of its Tri-Motor Lucid Air prototype, has set a new “personal best” time at the Laguna Seca Raceway, during chassis tuning and powertrain testing.
The new time of 1:31.3 lap time was set right “out-of-the-box”, which means that the Air is pretty close to Tesla Model S Plaid’s 1:30.3. The video is dated September 17, 2020.
Previous Lucid Air times were 1:33 earlier this year, and 1:41, set at the track in 2018 (by the dual-motor version we guess).
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“So today in a video the team at Lucid Motors is once again showing its work in the ongoing development of the Lucid Air luxury EV, in this case equipped with a development version of the company’s tri-motor configuration. Right out of the box, the team achieved a lap time of 1:31.3 at California’s iconic Laguna Seca Raceway.”
The Tri-Motor Lucid Air prototype used during a chassis testing session was the development car with slight changes, compared to the standard Air:
A cool thing is also that the car was driven by John Culliton, a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Lucid Motors, which means that a professional driver potentially could go even faster.