Two of the most powerful electric sedans on the market, the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance, recently went head-to-head in a series of quarter-mile and rolling drag races with at least one surprising result.
As we all know, the Model S Plaid has a tri-motor configuration pumping out 1,020 horsepower.
The top of the line Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance has one less motor, but slightly more horsepower (1,111).
To make things as equal as possible, Drag Times set up both cars to start the first race with their batteries at 92% state of charge (SoC). They also didn’t preheat the Plaid’s batteries using Drag Strip Mode as the Lucid does not have a comparable feature.
In the first race at the Hennessey Performance Center in Houston, Texas, the Plaid got a slight jump off the line, but pulled away from the Air with ease.
The results of the second race were a little more surprising. Launch Mode was turned off in the Plaid, and with an almost equal start the Air was able to take the lead off the line and hold on to it until the end of the track.
To see who ended up with the most victories at the end of the day, you’ll have to check out the full video below.