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Tri-Motor Lucid Air Sapphire Spotted Heading To The Quail

The Lucid Air Sapphire will officially debut tomorrow at The Quail with three electric motors and Plaid-beating performance.


Lucid's teasers and Twitter hints reached fever pitch today with the company's official account revealing the word "Sapphire" in the Air's typeface before marketing VP Jeff Curry tweeted the pictures below showing the much anticipated car heading out for its big reveal.

Rumors of a range-topping performance version of the Lucid Air have been circulating for months and tomorrow we'll finally get to see the car that hopes to dethrone the Tesla Model S Plaid as the world's fastest electric sedan.

Lucid tested prototype versions of the Sapphire are Laguna Seca and other locations, providing us with pictures that show changes made to go along with the increase in power such as a much wider track, fender flares and a rear spoiler.

Mr. Curry's tweet shows us that all those features likely made it onto the launch version of the Air Sapphire with the cover clearly showing an extended spoiler underneath.

Image showing the Lucid Air Sapphire under a cover as it heads to The Quail for its reveal

To keep the cat at least somewhat in the bag Lucid has an employee at each corner pulling the cover away from the car so its flared arches aren't blatantly obvious, while a unique wheel can be seen underneath. These could just be wheels fitted for transit but they certainly look more sport-focused than the Air's existing efficiency-minded offerings.

Image showing the Lucid Air Sapphire under a cover as it heads to The Quail for its reveal

We'll find out all the details of the Lucid Air Sapphire tomorrow with its official launch and have all the stats for you here at Torque News.

Update: Here it is folks, in all its Sapphire Blue glory: Lucid Air Sapphire Launches Performance Sub-Brand

Images by Jeff Curry on Twitter licensed by CC BY 2.0.

James Walker is an Automotive Journalist at Torque News focusing on Lucid Motors. If it's got wheels he's interested, and he's looking forward to seeing what kind of cars the EV revolution brings us. Whether it's fast, slow, new, or old, James wants to have a look around it and share it in print and on video, ideally with some twisty roads involved. You can connect with James on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.