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Lucid’s Air electric luxury sedan hits supercar-type speeds on test track

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Efrain Johnson
Apr 13, 2017 04:00
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Lucid Motors made its first auto show appearance at this week’s 2017 New York Auto Show — and it came prepared.

The electric-car startup unveiled an “Alpha Speed Car” prototype of its Air luxury sedan that just achieved a claimed 217 mph at the Transportation Research Center test track in Ohio.

That’s the same as a Ferrari LaFerrari.

The Alpha Speed Car was pulled from Lucid’s fleet of prototype test vehicles for high-speed testing, and was fitted with a roll cage and large rear spoiler.

Lucid says the 217 mph top speed, which was achieved on a 7.5-mile oval track, was actually software limited.

It makes the Air one of the fastest electric cars around, assuming production models can achieve the same performance.

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