Lucid sent out this email shortly after Air Sapphire reservations opened:
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Last Friday at Monterey Car Week, we unveiled Lucid Air Sapphire — the first model of an entirely new ultra-high-performance brand from Lucid.

The Sapphire concept was born during the initial development phase of Lucid Air, as we realized we had the ability to build the world’s first electric super-sports sedan. To bring it to life, our engineering team pushed themselves almost as hard as they pushed the cars, running lap after lap until we were confident we had extracted every pound-foot of torque, every aerodynamic advantage, and maximized the performance of every component. What they accomplished is nothing short of inspirational.
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At the heart of our quest to maximize performance is our very first three-motor powertrain. The new twin rear-drive unit – developed and manufactured in-house — incorporates torque vectoring, extending the capabilities of the car beyond those achievable with a passive all-wheel-drive system.

The twin rear-drive unit works in tandem with the single front-drive unit to deliver over 1,200 horsepower, making it not only the most powerful electric sedan ever produced but also the most powerful sedan in the world. It can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in less than two seconds. Zero to 100 mph in less than four. And go over 200 mph. All with no further modifications.¹

Finally, the motors’ diminutive size and remarkable efficiency allow the Sapphire to retain the uncompromising luxury, intelligent use of space, and class-leading range for which Lucid Air has come to be known.
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Our focus on performance didn’t end with the three-motor configuration. Our team engineered every component of Lucid Air Sapphire to harness the full potential of the new motor system.

Carbon-ceramic brakes provide exceptional stopping power and contribute to the vehicle’s braking endurance during high-performance driving. The vehicle rides on ultra-high-performance staggered Aero Sapphire wheels, with specially developed Michelin PS4S tires. These unique wheels also feature removable carbon-fiber aero disk wheel covers, which help to optimize the aerodynamic efficiency of the car.

In fact, we paid particular attention to refining the aerodynamic character of the body for Lucid Air Sapphire, striking the ideal balance between added downforce, enhancing vehicle stability at higher speeds, and reduced drag, which affects performance and efficiency.
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We extended the sense of purpose to the interior as well. The Sapphire Mojave interior theme includes new highly bolstered 18-way power sport seats, designed for spirited driving and upholstered in Lucid black leather trimmed with black Alcantara and Sapphire Blue contrast stitching – along with heating, cooling, and massage functionality.

We’ve even optimized the Glass Cockpit and Pilot Panel interfaces for performance, including a new Sapphire Mode, which helps the driver extract every ounce of performance out of this remarkable vehicle.

Lucid Air Sapphire is just the beginning, representing the launch of an entirely new performance-focused brand within Lucid, one which ushers in a new era of performance for the electric vehicle market. Visit our blog to learn more about the brand, our inspiration, and additional features of the vehicle itself.

Lucid Air Sapphire will be offered as a limited-production model, with deliveries planned in the US and Canada next year.