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(Ars Technica)   Whoa. Want to go 0-100mph in 4 seconds? It's yours. Start getting Lucid   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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1458 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 Aug 2022 at 10:04 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-19 5:49:52 PM  
*yawns in motorcycle*
 
2022-08-19 5:56:44 PM  
I saw a Lucid vehicle on the road a few weeks ago. Had to Google it, never heard of it.
 
2022-08-19 6:16:32 PM  
Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
 
2022-08-19 6:20:47 PM  
Is there any way they can apply the same technology to the stock price?
 
2022-08-19 6:28:30 PM  
Can I put it on my credit card?
 
2022-08-19 7:04:39 PM  
How in the f*ck are these street legal?
 
2022-08-19 7:26:10 PM  

NewportBarGuy: How in the f*ck are these street legal?


And why are they on my lawn!!!
 
2022-08-19 7:28:09 PM  

dildo tontine: Is there any way they can apply the same technology to the stock price?


They made the mistake of actually shipping cars. Vaporware is far more profitable.
 
2022-08-19 9:27:46 PM  
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sign those organ donation authorizations!

/sorry about your penises car guys
 
2022-08-19 10:25:56 PM  

OilfieldDrunk: *yawns in motorcycle*


Yeah pretty much, any liter sports bike can do those times pretty easily.

CSB: My buddy has a "Zero" motorcycle, it's all electric. I got to ride it earlier this summer and it's close to that speed 0-60, but slower 0-100 because it has no gears. It's a very weird riding experience at first because the bike is exceptionally balanced with the battery pack, and the power is instant - oh, and no clutch or shifter obviously.
 
2022-08-19 10:29:04 PM  

NewportBarGuy: How in the f*ck are these street legal?


I mean, a guy can basically build a car in his garage and get it on the road. There are dragsters that drive on the road. 

In the grand scheme of things, 200mph is fast, but there are cars that will do 250-300mph today.

Example of a "road legal" dragster. Basically all you need is lights, plate and non-slick tires.

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2022-08-19 10:42:37 PM  
How much is the lease option?
 
2022-08-19 11:17:37 PM  
I paid for speedometer and I'm going to USE all of the speedometer, dammit!
 
2022-08-19 11:35:21 PM  

phimuskapsi: NewportBarGuy: How in the f*ck are these street legal?

I mean, a guy can basically build a car in his garage and get it on the road. There are dragsters that drive on the road. 

In the grand scheme of things, 200mph is fast, but there are cars that will do 250-300mph today.

Example of a "road legal" dragster. Basically all you need is lights, plate and non-slick tires.

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A lot depends on which state you are in, and which VIN you started with.  Georgia might just need those, I'd expect to have issues in New York state.  If the VIN matches the body (pre-every regulation), there's a whole lot of  stuff you don't need even for the feds.

Also I'd expect that 300mph needs better aero than a '53 Chevy (or whatever that ancient body is.  Don't know the Dodges of that era, but presumably they'd put a Hemi in a Dodge).  Drag increases with the square of the speed, and presumably lift as well.  No visible downforce certainly implies no 300mph blasts.
 
2022-08-19 11:37:56 PM  

phimuskapsi: In the grand scheme of things, 200mph is fast, but there are cars that will do 250-300mph today.


Rimac Nevera

"this street-legal EV can outrun a Formula One car by a significant margin"
 
2022-08-19 11:39:53 PM  
I can go 0-220kmps in an office chair. Why do I need a car?
 
2022-08-19 11:40:07 PM  

phimuskapsi: OilfieldDrunk: *yawns in motorcycle*

Yeah pretty much, any liter sports bike can do those times pretty easily.

CSB: My buddy has a "Zero" motorcycle, it's all electric. I got to ride it earlier this summer and it's close to that speed 0-60, but slower 0-100 because it has no gears. It's a very weird riding experience at first because the bike is exceptionally balanced with the battery pack, and the power is instant - oh, and no clutch or shifter obviously.


LOL I had a Suzuki 650 that would do 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. A typical liter bike could take another second off that time, if you're good at throttle control (and at hanging on to the damn bike)
 
2022-08-20 12:05:10 AM  
6,000 lb missle
 
2022-08-20 12:06:20 AM  

stuartp9: phimuskapsi: In the grand scheme of things, 200mph is fast, but there are cars that will do 250-300mph today.

Rimac Nevera

"this street-legal EV can outrun a Formula One car by a significant margin"


The straight line speed is impressive, but putting it against an F1 car solely on that metric is kind of pointless.
 
2022-08-20 12:10:05 AM  
The future of transportation.

This morning, I looked at usage figures for bus lines in my city to find the routes that are more or less profitable, and which might have to be truncated or cut entirely in the future. As one might expect, the data showed that schools, hospitals, and communities of elderly people are very well served by public transportation. Isn't this more of where we should be than trying to figure out how to accelerate heavy wasteful machines?

I think all this speed seeking has its place, but for hobbyists, and not for mass consumption or public roads. Entertainment is great, but assuming that there are looming crises, is this Nero-fiddling kind of stuff?

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2022-08-20 12:41:27 AM  
I would love to have one, and I guess I could afford it, but still don't feel like a quarter-million bucks for a car is a responsible expenditure.
 
2022-08-20 1:36:22 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: A lot depends on which state you are in, and which VIN you started with.  Georgia might just need those, I'd expect to have issues in New York state.  If the VIN matches the body (pre-every regulation), there's a whole lot of  stuff you don't need even for the feds.

Also I'd expect that 300mph needs better aero than a '53 Chevy (or whatever that ancient body is.  Don't know the Dodges of that era, but presumably they'd put a Hemi in a Dodge).  Drag increases with the square of the speed, and presumably lift as well.  No visible downforce certainly implies no 300mph blasts.


Age of the VIN also matters. In NYS basically any car over 25 years old is a 'classic' and has very little in the way of rules applied to them. You basically need lights, a mirror, tires and glass, and a plate - front and back as well as a simple safety inspection annually. Pass all that, modification can go a long way. Just don't tint your windows lol. 

That's a Chevy, it's called the "Blasphemi" because it's a hemi in a Chevy. It's owned and built by Mike Finnegan of Roadkill fame.

snowjack: LOL I had a Suzuki 650 that would do 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. A typical liter bike could take another second off that time, if you're good at throttle control (and at hanging on to the damn bike)


Yeah I have a Yamaha 400 that I can get up to 60 in just about 5 lol. I also have an 850 that is being rebuilt (by me and my dad) right now. I was out riding and ran into a guy riding a BMW 1000RR, and a turbo Hayabusa. That bike will do 0-60 in about 2, and 0-100 in just over 4.
 
2022-08-20 2:03:21 AM  

solokumba: How much is the lease option?


They're not that expensive

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The Lucid Air is the Metalflake Cosmos Silver one.
 
2022-08-20 2:27:26 AM  
Let's make sure the insurance premiums stay nice and high.
 
2022-08-20 6:12:17 AM  
Everything I've heard about Lucid says they make great EVs. I'd love to have one. $250,000 though? I'll pass. I'm better off using my money elsewhere.
 
2022-08-20 8:33:13 AM  
I've seen a couple of Throttle House videos on these cars.  They look hilarious, but that price point...ouch.  I mean, I understand, but still.  Also, it's really time for EV manufacturers to start taking Porsche and Audi's lead and make their performance EV cars look like performance cars.  Leave the featureless blobs and shoeboxes for the cheaper models.

Speaking of EVs, this company looks intriguing.  They're doing restomods on various classics, and among one of the modifications is swapping out the ICE engine for EV motors. I'd love to see where that goes, because that could be a game-changer as far as car longevity and aftermarket tuning is concerned.  E-fuels are another thing I'm keeping an eye on.
 
2022-08-20 9:13:42 AM  

Spectrum: I saw a Lucid vehicle on the road a few weeks ago. Had to Google it, never heard of it.


Fort Lee, NJ last month. First one I've seen in the wild.
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2022-08-20 1:48:18 PM  
Performance EVs are kinda what we started with (this century; I really don't count the times the auto industry collectively gave up,) so it's neat to see companies catering to that niche. Wouldn't mind seeing the low-end EV start existing harder, but continuing to sell and normalize them in every bracket makes that more likely in the long run.

Not that I'll have one of those, but it'd be nice to see something like that have a driver-togglable limiter. Say, something that has to be flipped while the car isn't running. Not just because we really don't need people impaling themselves with streetlights because they got a little vroomy at an intersection, but because what's definitely a track car should have more functionality outside of the track to be less of a waste of resources.
 
2022-08-20 2:38:42 PM  

mtrac: Spectrum: I saw a Lucid vehicle on the road a few weeks ago. Had to Google it, never heard of it.

Fort Lee, NJ last month. First one I've seen in the wild.
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shiatty parking job.
 
2022-08-21 3:31:25 AM  
If not for Elon Musk the EV market would be nothing like it is now.

Critical mass has been achieved.  All the carmakers are in now.   It's awesome.
 
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