Electric Vehicle Maker Lucid Debuts a High Performance Luxury Sedan

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The latest Tesla rival has just been debuted and it’s a high-performance luxury sedan with a 446 mile range.

The car, from electric vehicle maker Lucid, is a new edition of the popular Air luxury sedan model.

The company’s Air sedan has impressed critics in many ways since its launch last fall, which includes the 1,111-horsepower Dream Edition.

U.S. deliveries of the new Grand Touring Performance model will begin in June. With 1,050 horsepower, the new Grand Touring Performance edition becomes the most powerful version of Lucid’s electric Air sedan.

The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance, which was debuted on Tuesday, has a starting price tag of $179,000.

Lucid said the Grand Touring Performance — with specifications that very nearly match the Dream Edition and a starting price just $10,000 higher — won’t be as limited in production.

Lucid said in late February that it had built about 400 vehicles since starting production in September and that it had about 25,000 reservations for the Air.

Lucid also recently slashed its 2022 electric vehicle production guidance. It now expects to deliver between 12,000 and 14,000 vehicles in 2022, down from a prior forecast of 20,000 as global supply-chain disruptions have slowed the ramp-up of Air production.

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said the company moved to develop the higher-performance model after realizing there was still considerable demand for a range-topping Air with a four-figure horsepower rating.

The Grand Touring Performance is a higher-performance variant of the previously announced Lucid Air Grand Touring, which claims 819 horsepower. That model has begun shipping, Lucid said on Tuesday.

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