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Drag race: Lucid Air vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S

May 17, 2023 by

Mat’s got the keys to the Lucid Air for this drag race. Powering it are two electric motors, one on each axle, putting out 1,111hp and 1,390Nm of torque. Seems like a lot, but this isn’t even the most powerful Lucid Air. That honour goes to the 1,200hp Sapphire. This EV weighs in at 2,400kg, and it’ll set you back around £190,000.

On paper at least, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S appears to be setting off on the back foot. Like the Lucid it has two electric motors, however it is a bit down on power with 760hp and 1,050Nm of torque. Unlike it’s opponent, the Porsche has a two-speed gearbox to help it get off the line faster. It’s also the lighter of the two by around 100kg, tipping the scales at 2,300kg. At £150,000, it’s a lot less expensive as well.

So which of these two electric saloon cars will come out on top? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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