The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance Can do 0-60 in 2.6 Seconds With 446 Miles of Range on a Charge

The Lucid Air Grand Touring could be a Tesla challenger with its 1,050 horsepower and 446 mile range. What else does this EV have to offer?
Written by Andrew Kidd
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Apr 22, 2022
Is the all-electric
Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance
a Tesla challenger?
Lucid recently announced stats for its Air Grand Touring Performance. With a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds, a 446-mile range, and 1,050 peak horsepower, it’s an impressive beast of an EV—but can it match
Tesla’s
crazy performance EV, the Model S Plaid?

Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance vs. Tesla Model S Plaid: a battle of super EVs

By most metrics, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance can stand almost toe-to-toe with its direct competitor, the Tesla Model S Plaid.
The Model S Plaid boasts an EPA-estimated range of 396 miles and a breakneck 0-60 time of 1.99 seconds. Combined with its 200 mph top speed and 1,020 peak horsepower, the Model S is one of the most powerful EVs available on the market today.
The two EVs are definitely nothing to scoff at; their performance numbers are similar enough with trade-offs in a few areas, but it’s difficult to call who really has the better performance EV here. 
The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance boasts impressive numbers and beats Tesla in terms of horsepower and range, but Tesla wins if you consider 0-60 time and being first to market as the deciding factors.
As far as price, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance will set you back a cool $179,000, while the
Tesla Model S Plaid
goes for $130,490 (or $135,990, if you ignore Tesla’s incentives calculations).

Customer deliveries begin for the Lucid Air Grand Touring

Speaking of going to market,
Lucid said
it’s currently delivering base Grand Touring models to customers, with the Grand Touring Performance reaching U.S. buyers sometime in June 2022.
The Lucid Air Grand Touring also surpassed previously published performance stats, with the automaker amending its horsepower rating to 819 from 800.
The Lucid Air previously won
MotorTrend’s 2022 Car of the Year
, which lauded the car’s step away from the sterile minimalism of Tesla to create a sedan with a refreshing experience and excellent performance.
The automaker, which is majority-owned by the Saudi Arabian government, previously offered four trim levels of its Air EV: Air Pure, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring, and Air Dream Edition. While the Air Dream Edition has met its reserve limit of 520 units, the other three are still up for grabs.

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