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Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID) today announced that the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance was named the fastest production car in the Hillclimb Timed Shootout at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the new model won makes his first public appearance.
With professional driver Ben Collins, the first Stigat the helm, a 1,050 horsepower Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance recorded a Rise time of 50.79 seconds. Video of the full 50.79 second hill climb can be viewed here.
Not only was it faster than every other production car at the event, it also finished 12th overall in a 65-vehicle competition field that included purpose-built track cars with motorsport pedigrees. .
“This stunning result for the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which showcases some of the fastest cars in the world, is further proof of the prowess of Lucid’s proprietary powertrain technology,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors.
It’s all the more impressive considering that the car was 100 percent standard, from the glass roof to the low rolling resistance tires that Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance comes with to customers. Additionally, the fastest production car at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the same American electric luxury sedan that has an EPA-estimated range of 446 miles.
In addition to showcasing Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance, Lucid showcased two additional models at the event: Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance, with 1,111 hp (828 kW) and an EPA-estimated range of 471 miles; and Lucid Air Grand Touring, Lucid’s initial volume product, with 819 hp (611 kW).* The European version of the Dream Edition R is expected to offer an estimated range of 900 km* when it goes into production, while the Dream Edition P feature 1111 horsepower (828 kW). Further information on Lucid’s launch plans for Europe can be found here.
2022 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Lucid globally, with Lucid Air Grand Touring and Grand Touring Performance deliveries underway to customers in North America; the opening of the company’s first European studio in Munich, Germany; and the announcement of the company’s first overseas launch manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia.
Photos and video of the event are available at www.lucidmotors.com/media-room.
Lucid Air is in pre-production for the European market. Final specifications are not currently available. The ranges provided for European models are the manufacturer’s intended WLTP ratings when fitted with 19″ wheels and are for informational purposes only. Official WLTP ranges may vary and will be announced when available. driving will vary from actual driving and may be influenced by other factors, such as driving behavior, environmental impacts, road conditions, etc.