By now everyone knows that the McMurtry Spéirling was the quickest automotive on the 2022 Goodwood Competition of Velocity. Nevertheless, the Spéirling was function constructed for the hill climb and isn’t a manufacturing automotive that you would be able to purchase.
These in search of a quick automotive that they’ll purchase had been listening to the runs from the manufacturing automobiles of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and all the opposite supercar makers. When all was mentioned and carried out, the manufacturing supercars all obtained their asses kicked by a 5250 pound, 5 passenger, four door, electrical household sedan.
With a time of 50.78 seconds, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Efficiency was 12th general, however 1st amongst manufacturing automobiles that you would be able to purchase. No manufacturing sports activities automobiles from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, or some other supercar maker was in a position to sustain with it. The automotive was zero.26 seconds faster than the 13th place Porsche GT2 RS with Manthey Efficiency Package. Take into consideration that. A 5250 pound, 5 passenger, four door, household sedan beat the quickest manufacturing Porsche you should buy.
What’s the key to the Lucid Air’s wonderful efficiency? First, the corporate is headed by Peter Rawlinson. He used to the chief engineer at Lotus, so he is aware of how you can make a automotive deal with, even ones that weighs over 5000 kilos. Second, the load doesn’t matter to the Air as a result of its two electrical motors push out 1050 hp, sufficient to ship the massive sedan from zero to 60 mph in simply 2.6 seconds. It additionally has an EPA-estimated driving vary of 446 miles. Lastly, the Air was pushed by Ben Colins. You might know him as The Stig from the TV present High Gear. Test it out his run within the video under.
What’s loopy in regards to the run is it may have been even faster. This Air Grand Touring Efficiency was 100% inventory, together with its low-rolling resistance tires. Had Lucid put some stickier tires on, the Air may have been among the many high 10 finishers.
All this efficiency doesn’t come low cost. The Lucid Air Grand Touring Efficiency has a beginning worth of $179,000. Nevertheless, even on the worth, the Air is considerably cheaper than any of the supercars on show at Goodwood.
The quickest automotive at Goodwood was an EV, the second quickest automotive at Goodwood was an EV (Porsche 718 GT4 ePerformance), and the quickest manufacturing automotive at Goodwood was additionally an EV. The message is obvious. The longer term is electrical.