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0-60mph in less than two seconds: watch TG's review of the Lucid Air Sapphire

Is this tri-motor, 1,234bhp Lucid the world's best super saloon? Time to find out

Published: 20 Mar 2024
28 minutes 17 seconds

What’s got three motors, 1,234bhp, does 0-60 in less than two seconds and has more boot space than a Tesla? Why, it’s a car you probably haven't heard of.

Lucid's range-topping Air model is called the Sapphire, a super-saloon that seeks not just to be faster, but also comfier, quieter, cleverer, more efficient and much roomier than the competition. It’s the sort of car born out of dissatisfaction with the world – in this case company CEO Peter Rawlinson’s frustration (while working as Tesla’s chief engineer) that the Model S wasn’t as good as it could’ve been.

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Top Gear’s Ollie Kew has been to drive it, and interview the Lucid boss to find out what, um, drives him.

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