A first production Lucid Air Sapphire rolled off the assembly line in the automaker’s Arizona facility.
Over the weekend, Lucid Motors shared a snapshot of the first production Lucid Air Sapphire super sedan going through the ADAS system calibration in its AMP-1 manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer teased customer deliveries.
Lucid Motors teased the Air Sapphire’s start of production in Arizona in the summer. In July 2023, the company shared a picture via X of a Lucid Air Sapphire release candidate in the line at Casa Grande.
One of the first production #LucidAir Sapphire super sedans goes through ADAS system calibration at our AMP-1 manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Customer deliveries will begin soon. pic.twitter.com/oSTJbrSxl5— Lucid Motors (@LucidMotors) September 29, 2023
By August 2023, Lucid released the official specs of the halo car. The $249,000 Lucid Air Sapphire is expected to be the world’s first fully electric luxury super-sports sedan. Lucid noted that the luxury all-electric sedan could achieve 0-60 mph in 1.89 seconds, making it faster than the Tesla Model S Plaid.
“Sapphire represents the pinnacle of electric performance, finally achieving the performance that I’ve so long searched for,” said Peter Rawlinson.
“After painstaking development work, I am able to confirm Lucid Air Sapphire has achieved a satisfactory performance, and I trust the most discerning drivers will agree,” he added.
The Lucid Air Sapphire is a limited-production model. It will be available in the United States and Canada by the first half of 2023. The Sapphire will start at $249,999 in the United States and $325,000 in Canada.