Lucid, an American company that has been striving to become a key player in the electric car market for years, seems to have finally achieved its goal. Now that it’s getting more and more attention, it’s even more committed to making further progress.

Lucid is focusing a lot on a model called Air at the moment. The EV comes in four different variants: Pure, Touring, Grand Touring, and Sapphire. The last one is what we’re going to talk about today.

The Lucid Air Sapphire is still in the pre-production stage, with the carmaker accepting reservations and planning to manufacture it in September 2023. Lucid Air Sapphire price is already revealed, though. As the start of production isn’t too far away, that made Lucid reveal more details about what this variant of the Air will offer.

The powertrain is perhaps the most exciting part, because many are curious about it. So, the Sapphire packs a three-motor system, with one on the front axle and two on the back. Together, all these motors produce 1,234 hp and 1,430 lb-ft of torque, making this car the leader in its segment.

The car has enough power to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 1.89 seconds. It also completes the quarter-mile run in 8.95 seconds. These figures are superior to those of the Tesla Model S Plaid.

The Sapphire can drive in either Smooth, Swift, Sapphire, or Track mode. The last one has three sub-modes: Dragstrip, Hot Lap, and Endurance. Each mode adjusts the car’s settings for steering, suspension, brakes, peak power and torque, thermal controls, and torque vectoring.

The mode you choose could affect how far you drive. However, the Sapphire can generally go up to 687 km when driven according to EPA standards. To charge the car, you’ll need a 900V+ system.

The Sapphire has some features that are exclusive to it. The most noticeable are the striking blue color on the body, the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear carbon fiber aero wheels, and the Stealth Look trim.

The Sapphire has soft-close doors that open to reveal an interior with a theme called Saphire Mojave and seats that are custom-made for the car. The dashboard features the 34-inch Lucid UX floating cockpit, with a unique theme as well. The car has 21 speakers that provide high-quality sound.

The Air Sapphire costs $249,000 with all features included, but that doesn’t include tax, registration, title, and other fees.

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