The Lucid Air is a time machine — Full Review and Track Test — Jason Cammisa on the ICONS - Hagerty Media
The ultimate luxury, you ask? It’s a time machine — the ability to go back and do it all over again, knowing everything you know now. The Lucid Air Dream Edition P isn’t Tesla Model S 2.0, the company itself is Tesla v2.0 since many of the engineers and executives at the company benefited from the experience gained in setting up Tesla as a company. And so the Air is a marvel of efficiency in packaging, powertrain, and aero. But its handling target was the E39-chassis BMW M5. And that’s a high bar. With 1111 hp from two tiny motors, our test results showed the Air Dream Edition P could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 9.9 sec @ 143.5 mph: meaning it’s quicker than every Bugatti Veyron made, even the 1200-hp Vitesse and Super Sports. Does that make it a new benchmark of luxury? Or did Rivian do the right thing with the R1T, giving you the luxury of carting around more things and going more places?