The Lucid Air car is an excellent, premium deluxe electrical auto with an amazing 1,080 horse power in between 465 as well as 503 miles of variety in its leading Desire Version specification, yet many thanks to the business’s technique powertrain design, that figure might simply be the start. Lucid Chief Executive Officer Peter Rawlinson provided us a little preference of what may be in shop later on in a media sneak peek the business organized previously this month.
Throughout Lucid’s demo, Rawlinson provided us a sneak top at a brand-new back subframe component for the Air. The method Lucid crafted its front as well as back suspension components enables them to be switched, as well as many thanks to the portable nature of the business’s electrical drive devices, these components can fit added electric motors. Yeah, we might in theory obtain a three-motor Lucid Air car with both an incredible quantity of power as well as the possibility for innovative torque vectoring throughout the back axle.
As if a 9.9-second quarter mile as well as 2.5-second sprint to 60 alone weren’t sufficient?
Besides the possibility for an extra electric motor as well as torque vectoring, there additionally appears to be space for cranking up the power. See, Lucid’s drive devices (the electrical motors as well as their connected elements) can supplying up to 670 horse power each, which we discussed the brand-new EV’s technique powertrain design when Lucid initially described its abilities. The high-output Desire Version, which has 2 electric motors, just makes 1,080 horse power, relatively leaving 260 horse power on the table. The reduced trim degrees are anticipated to have power results of around 400, 620 as well as 800 horse power, every one of which are anticipated to be twin electric motor, hence having much more untapped possibility.
It’s when you take the power possibility as well as the capacity to include an added electric motor that you can see the actual efficiency possibility: This framework might in theory use 3 electric motors pressing a tremendous 2,010 hp.
That’s … tolerable.
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