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Lucid’s Air electric car destroys Porsche Taycan in drag race

Published: 23/Sep/2020 17:09

by Kieran Bicknell

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EVs are all the rage at the moment. From Tesla to Porsche, almost all major manufacturers are implementing EV or hybrid technology into their vehicles. Newcomer Lucid is looking to take on the big guns, and in spectacular fashion.

There’s nothing like an old-fashioned ‘call-out’ video to set hearts racing, and that’s exactly what newcomer electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Lucid has done on their Twitter account. 

Having smashed Tesla’s lap record for four-door sedans around the Laguna Seca track earlier in September 2020, they are now coming for both Tesla and Porsche in their latest challenge. 

Lucid Air on road in sunsetLucid looks set to beat Tesla at their own game with the ‘Air’, taking down the Porsche Taycan at the same time.

The Lucid Air manages a sub-10 second 1/4 mile

Having proven itself in the quarter-mile, this is familiar ground for the Lucid Air. Posting a 9.9-second quarter-mile time, the Air is the only car out of itself, the Model S, and the Taycan that can manage a sub-ten second time.

Evidently seeing the 9.9 second time as ‘too easy’ to beat, Lucid went back and smashed their own record with the tri-motor variant of the Air sedan. Managing an incredible 9.3-second pass, it puts the Air leagues ahead of any competition.

The tweet itself takes aim at the Porsche Taycan. Currently seen as the best all-rounder from the current ‘super’ EV crop, Lucid is clearly looking to claim the crown for themselves.

“What’s faster than fast?”

With the teaser video showing the tri-motor Air lined up next to a Taycan, the video goes on to show both cars screaming down the track. Being a teaser video, there are a number of jump-cuts, but there are a few major features to pick up on.

The video is titled “what’s faster than fast?” Perhaps this will be the official confirmation of the tri-motors time, which is backed up by a clock graphic counting down from 9.9 seconds. 

Interestingly there is a scene that appears to show the Taycan in the left lane pulling ahead of the Air. We do know that the standard Air is faster in a straight line, so this could just be to build suspense.

Whatever the case, all will be revealed by Lucid on September 24.

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FaZe Rug surprised with dream car after girlfriend destroys his G Wagon

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:53

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator and FaZe Clan member Brian ‘Rug’ Awadis was left stunned after his girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony “destroyed” his Mercedes G Wagon before surprising him with his dream car, a new Rolls Royce Phantom 8.

Since he first started with Call of Duty trickshot videos, FaZe Rug has gone on to build a massive online following, with over 17 million subscribers following his main channel for his entertaining vlogs.

The YouTuber is best known for his hilarious prank videos, but during his latest upload, he was finally the victim of one of these cruel pranks.

Faze Rug cousin writing on car window
FaZe Rug, YouTube
Rug’s Mercedes G Wagon was “destroyed” during his latest prank video.

In his October 27 video, Rug’s girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony decided to prank the content creator while he was inside a store, shopping and filming for one of his upcoming food vlogs.

Shortly after he walked into the store, Kaelyn and Anthony went straight for his car in the parking lot, “destroying” the G Wagon by tagging it with different drawings and insults, before hiding nearby to catch his reaction.

After the content creator eventually left the store and realized what had happened, he was devastated by the damage that had been done to his car, “we come out and my car has paint on it, this is actually not okay.”

However, after quickly realizing that the paint on his car could be washed off, Rug went back to his house where a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom 8 was parked in his driveway.

After being surprised by Kaelyn and Anthony, who confirmed they were the ones who vandalized his G Wagon, Rug revealed that the Arctic White Rolls Royce Phantom, which costs $450,000 for a base model at retail, was actually his “dream car.”

Unfortunately for the FaZe star, the excitement from the surprise did not last too long after his girlfriend explained that it was, in fact, a “double prank” and that the new Rolls Royce wasn’t his to keep.

Although he couldn’t keep the car, Rug still remained hopeful about getting a Phantom for himself in the future and revealed that the devastating prank had inspired him to get his revenge.