July 19, 2024

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The Lucid Air electric car might get even more than 1,080 hp

The Lucid Air sedan is an impressive, substantial-conclusion luxury electric auto with an astounding one,080 horsepower between 465 and 503 miles of variety in its best Desire Version spec, but thanks to the firm’s trick powertrain engineering, that determine may perhaps just be the beginning. Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson gave us a minimal taste of what may well be in retail outlet down the road in a media preview the firm hosted earlier this month. 

In the course of Lucid’s demonstration, Rawlinson gave us a sneak peak at a new rear subframe module for the Air. The way Lucid engineered its front and rear suspension modules lets them to be swapped, and thanks to the compact character of the firm’s electric push models, these modules can accommodate further motors. Yeah, we could theoretically get a three-motor Lucid Air sedan with both equally a staggering quantity of electrical power and the possible for superior torque vectoring throughout the rear axle. 

As if a nine.nine-2nd quarter mile and two.five-2nd sprint to 60 by itself were not sufficient, correct?

Aside from the possible for an further motor and torque vectoring, there also seems to be area for cranking up the electrical power. See, Lucid’s push models (the electric motors and their related components) are able of offering up to 670 horsepower apiece, which we touched on the new EV’s trick powertrain structure back when Lucid first detailed its capabilities. Having said that, the substantial-output Desire Version, which has two motors, only makes one,080 horsepower, seemingly leaving 260 horsepower on the desk. The lower trim concentrations are expected to have electrical power outputs of all over four hundred, 620 and 800 horsepower, all of which are expected to be twin motor, hence possessing even much more untapped possible.

It is really when you just take the electrical power possible and the capacity to incorporate an additional motor that you can see the serious efficiency possible: This chassis could theoretically employ three motors pushing a whopping two,010 hp. 

That is… not lousy. 

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