Lucid Air Sapphire: The $250K Electric Sedan That Outshines All Others

The Lucid Air Sapphire, a high-performance variant of the already impressive Air, has taken the electric vehicle market by storm. With its unparalleled driving dynamics, top-of-the-line features, and eye-watering $250,000 price tag, this sedan is setting new standards in the luxury EV segment.

Unrivaled Performance

Under the hood, the Lucid Air Sapphire boasts a staggering 1,234 horsepower in Drag Strip mode, propelling it from 0 to 60 mph in just under 2 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 200 mph. It conquers the quarter-mile in the low 9-second range, making it faster than any other sedan on the market, including the Plaid.

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Cutting-Edge Technology

The Sapphire is equipped with state-of-the-art features, including a carbon fiber roof for weight reduction, special Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with a mixed compound for optimal performance, and massive carbon ceramic brakes for unparalleled stopping power. The interior is adorned with Alcantara and suede trim, adding a touch of luxury to the sporty cabin.

Spacious and Luxurious Interior

Despite its performance credentials, the Lucid Air Sapphire doesn't compromise on comfort or practicality. It offers ample storage space, with a power-opening front trunk and a spacious rear trunk. The rear seats provide best-in-class legroom, ensuring a comfortable ride for all passengers.

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Marques Brownlee, a renowned tech reviewer, praised the Lucid Air Sapphire, stating, “If you made me daily drive any EV in the world right now & it couldn't be a Tesla, it would be this; It's just way too good at driving to not pick it. I don't see any downsides with this car. It's the best sedan in the world.”

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Unmatched Driving Experience

The Lucid Air Sapphire's driving modes cater to various preferences, from the smooth and comfortable “Smooth” mode to the all-out performance-focused “Sapphire” mode. The car's advanced traction control system, developed in-house by Lucid, ensures that the immense power is delivered to the road with finesse, resulting in a driving experience that defies its 5,300-pound weight.

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EVXL's Take

The Lucid Air Sapphire represents a significant milestone in the evolution of electric vehicles. Its uncompromising performance, cutting-edge technology, and luxurious interior set a new benchmark for what's possible in the realm of high-end EVs. While its $250,000 price tag may be out of reach for most consumers, the Sapphire serves as a testament to Lucid's engineering prowess and its commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle performance. As the EV market continues to grow and mature, we can expect to see more manufacturers follow in Lucid's footsteps, delivering increasingly capable and sophisticated electric vehicles that cater to the most discerning buyers.

Photos courtesy of Lucid Motors.


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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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