2024 Lucid Air Pure RWD Estimated Specs Clear Things Up
It’s still unclear when the upcoming all-electric 2024 Lucid Air Pure rear-wheel drive trim will go into production, but it seems a safe bet that it will now happen sooner rather than later. A new email sent out to prospective buyers of the Pure RWD model offers some estimated specifications for power and range that shed some light on the emerging Lucid lineup.
So far, we’ve known that the Lucid Air Pure all-wheel-drive (AWD) is good for 480 horsepower, the Air Touring is rated at 620 hp, the Grand Touring at 819 hp, and the Grand Touring Performance model comes in with 1,050 hp. The Air Dream Edition is rated at 933 hp, the Dream Edition Performance at 1,111 hp, and the three-motor Air Sapphire is good for over 1,200 hp. Now, according to the email (via AutoEvolution), the entry Air Pure RWD is rated at an estimated 430 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.
It makes sense that it’s taken us awhile to get final specs for the Pure RWD, since it’s lower priority for the startup EV automaker versus (potentially) more profitable and more expensive trims. This new email going out from the automaker’s sales team could suggest Lucid thinks it’s time for more serious consideration from its prospective shoppers, which could mean production will start this year.
AutoEvolution also reports that the email claims the Pure RWD is estimated to be good for 406 miles of range, and can get from 0 to 60 mph in a decent of 4.4 seconds. To be clear, a Lucid representative, in an email to MotorTrend, told us that these estimates are “not considered final.” The Air Pure AWD was previously estimated to get up to 410 miles of range, the Touring model up to 425 miles, and the Grand Touring model claims up to 516 miles.
The competitive all-electric Tesla Model S sedan is only available with all-wheel drive, so there’s not currently a direct rear-wheel-drive comparison to make. However, as it sits, the Model S is good for up to 405 miles of range in its non-Plaid configuration, benefiting from only offering all-wheel drive with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.1 seconds. The Tesla starts at $94,990 now, whereas the RWD Lucid is said to start at $87,400 before any options.
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