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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Lucid Air gets Grand Touring Performance Trim for 1,050 HP

Lucid Air launched with a headline-grabbing Dream Edition model that put out between 933 and 1,111 horsepower. However, it was a limited-production model, capped at 520 units. They’re all gone now. So Lucid would have been left without a wild range-topper with four-figure output. With the new Performance trim of the Grand Touring trim, the company has corrected the problem.

At 1,050 horsepower, the Grand Touring Performance isn’t quite as powerful as the mighty Dream Edition, but we doubt most buyers will really notice the 61-pony deficit. Additionally, we doubt they’ll notice that the Grand Touring Performance is 0.1 second slower to 60 mph. Rather, they’ll surely be too distracted by getting to the 60 mph mark in just 2.6 seconds. In short, this is a significant improvement over the regular Grand Touring, which makes 819 horsepower and does the 60 sprint in 3.0 seconds.

The tradeoff for the extra performance is reduced range. The Grand Touring Performance, with its standard 21-inch wheels, has a range of 446 miles, which is still a mighty long distance for an EV. On 21-inch wheels, the regular Grand Touring travels 469 miles, while on 19-inch wheels it travels 516 miles.

The Grand Touring Performance is priced at $180,500, which includes a destination fee of $1,500. Delivery of the new model begins in June. Those who don’t need the power can opt for the regular Grand Touring, which starts at $140,500.

 

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