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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Kylie Jenner’s stunning car collection will make your jaw drop

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:20

by Kieran Bicknell

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Kylie Jenner is one of the most successful young entrepreneurs the world has ever seen, and her car collection proves it. With everything from luxury SUVs to top-range hypercars, she has all bases covered in her car collection.

Kylie Jenner is a social media sensation, serial entrepreneur, and bonafide car collector. Considering her age, she has an incredibly diverse taste in cars with both ‘typical rich kid’ cars and some very left-field choices.

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As with everything in her life, she regularly posts her car collection to her Instagram, showing off her rides to over 198 million followers. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best cars from Kylie Jenner’s car collection for your enjoyment.

Kylie Jenner Car Collection AMG G63

Kylie Jenner’s luxury car collection

As any self-respecting entrepreneur will tell you, appearance is everything. Well, Kylie certainly has that one covered, with a whole host of luxury cars at her disposal.

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Jenner has no less than three different variations of Mercedes G-Wagons. These luxury 4x4s are a great way to make a statement wherever she goes. Her collection ranges from a bright orange AMG G63, to a standard Tan-colored G-Wagon that regularly makes appearances on her Instagram feed.

Rolls-Royces also play a big part in her car collection. She has been seen with no less than four different Rolls-Royce Ghosts, though it is unclear how many of these are simply the same car that has been repainted.

Perhaps most notable from her luxury car collection is her classic Rolls-Royce. Gifted to her by ex-boyfriend Travis Scott, the classic Rolls is one of the most unique and stunning cars in her collection. For day-to-day duties, Kylie also has two Range Rovers. Perfect for driving around without drawing attention to herself, they are also the cheapest cars in her garage.

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Kylie Jenner’s supercars

Not only does Kylie have a number of opulent luxury cars, but she also appears to be a fan of the faster things in life. Her supercar collection is enough to make any petrolhead jealous, with a few notable highlights.

Kylie has a number of different Ferraris, including a Ferrari 488 Spyder which she bought to match with her sister Kendall back in 2018. Not only does she have the 488, but also a 458 Italia spyder in a custom blue finish.

Lamborghinis are also a common theme in her collection. Jenner owns both a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador (which matches her AMG G63 truck) and a red Lamborghini Urus. The Urus is a recent addition to her collection, and is ideal for traveling in style with daughter Stormi.

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The stars of her collection are undoubtedly Kylie’s hypercars. Back when she was dating Travis Scott, the rapper gifted Kylie a black Ferrari LaFerrari after giving birth to their daughter. Worth a cool $1.4m, the LaFerrari isn’t even the most expensive car in her collection.

The jewel in Jenner’s collection is her Bugatti Chiron. Bought as a dramatic ‘breakup present’ to herself after splitting with Scott in 2019, the $3m 1000hp+ hypercar is a stunning (and expensive) way to get over a heartbreak. All told, Kylie’s collection is worth in excess of $5.5 million.

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