Nearly there gang. This is almost the last all-electric super-limo we’re featuring. Promise. Just goes to show the times are a-changin’ – of the 21 most anticipated motors coming in 2021, ten are EVs. What’s a V8 again?
Lucid is the Californian electric start-up you probably haven’t paid a huge deal of attention to until now, but the company is looking to make its big break in 2021 with the Air: a 1,080bhp hyper-saloon. For $169,000 (or $161,500 after the USA federal tax credit, or around £125,000), the limited-volume Air Dream Edition will do 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, top out at 168mph and achieve a range of 465 miles on its bespoke 21-inch wheels, or 503 miles on smaller 19-inchers.
Just below the Dream Edition is the Air Grand Touring, which will arrive slightly later, in mid-2021. At $139,000 before tax breaks it’s still a rather expensive option, but the key figure here is the EPA-tested 517 miles of range. That’s a lot. Oh, and there’s still 800bhp to play with. The standard Air Touring brings 620bhp and 406 miles of range to the party, and all models get the same fast charging setup.
Now, how about something a little less… grown-up?