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Lucid Air Sapphire Debuts With 1,200 HP Three-Motor Powertrain

Lucid says the first model in its new Sapphire performance brand is the quickest, most powerful sedan... ever.

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We knew Lucid was working on a three-motor variant of its Air luxury sedan and the final product is just as impressive as we'd hoped.

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The Lucid Air Sapphire enters production early next year and will be the first of a new Sapphire performance brand from the electric automaker. Sapphire was chosen for the color blue's connections to American motorsports and similarities to California's state gem.

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In addition to over 1,200 horsepower from its three electric motors, the Air Sapphire features extensive upgrades to handling and braking hardware.

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Out back, the EV features massive four-piston carbon ceramic brakes. The front stoppers are even more impressive with larger rotors and 10-piston calipers.

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The Air's suspension, steering and aerodynamics have all been tweaked with track performance in mind.

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Lucid will offer the Air Sapphire with removable carbon fiber aero-discs that can be fitted to the wheels with a center locking nut for improved highway range and efficiency.

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The carbon-fiber rear ducktail spoiler is said to add downforce at speed, boosting stability.

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Lucid says the Air Sapphire will do 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds, making it the fastest production sedan ever.

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Big performance and luxury come with a proportionately large price tag. The Air Sapphire will cost $249,000 when it launches in early 2023.

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This is what a megawatt of electric power looks like. The Air Sapphire's torque vectoring rear axle pairs two identical 500-kW motors.

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Keep swiping for more photos of the new Lucid Air Sapphire or check out our first look for more details.

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