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Lucid Air: Is this the 1,000-horsepower Tesla beater we've been waiting for?

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If a fully-loaded BMW 7-Series and Tesla Model S were to get chatting at the office Christmas party, the new Lucid Air would be the result.

Revealed on 14 December, the new all-electric vehicle is a luxury saloon car with 1,000 horsepower, a 400-mile range and private jet levels of rear-seat refinement.

The car has a 100kWh battery pack – the same as the largest offered by Tesla – but Lucid Motors says it has a 130kWh model in the works, which would be the largest battery ever fitted to a production car.

With an electric motor on each axle and four-wheel-drive, the Air has a claimed 0-60mph time of 2.5 seconds, making it one of the quickest cars ever produced.

That acceleration is the same as the Tesla Model S P100D with the Ludicrous Speed option installed , but Tesla boss Elon Musk recently said a software update will take that car's 0-60 sprint time down to 2.4 seconds.

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