Bugatti Chiron suspended from electric cars
Between Tesla and Lucid a fight for the strongest performance on the quarter mile is just breaking out. A Bugatti Chiron cannot keep up with this. Changing the guard for the combustion engine at the fastest acceleration?
9.9 seconds for the quarter mile: This is the value that Lucid boss Peter Rawlinson recently happily presented for his Air. The time is shockingly good in comparison: a 1,500 hp Bugatti Chiron (basic model) takes just as long. At approximately 3.15 million euros, the Chiron costs almost 22 times as much as a Lucid Air in the Dream Edition (currently around 143,582 euros). However, the record-breaking Air vehicle is an emptied and specially designed for the quarter mile.
With the Air, Lucid managed the quarter mile in a fantastic 9.245 seconds.
Musk spurred into the PR parade
The apparently powerful performance of Lucid Air comes at a very inconvenient time for Tesla – after all, Elon Musk announced a similarly potent vehicle at Battery Day this week, the Model S Plaid, the new top model in the Model S series. According to Musk, the Model S Plaid will sink anything with wheels. And then the startup Lucid, also based in California, cheats with its cheeky record ride in Musk’s long planned PR coup. Tesla boss Musk’s hair must have stood on end – Lucid boss Rawlinson is his former Model S development boss – the two parted in a dispute and are still enemies today.