LUCID AIR vs PLAID * 1,111 HP Lucid Air Dream Edition vs Tesla Plaid 1/4 Mile Drag and Roll Races

  • Published on Jan 24, 2022
  • We drag and roll race the word's most powerful production sedan, the 1,111 HP Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition vs the Tesla Model S Plaid.
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  • DragTimes
    DragTimes  4 months ago +353

    Which is your favorite? Lucid Air or Tesla Plaid?

    • Melancholy Collie
      Melancholy Collie 2 days ago

      When I'm parting with a large amount of cash, I want good customer service. That's what putting me off Tesla atm

    • Rudi Knaus
      Rudi Knaus 3 days ago

      For the design lucid πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    • Juhozze
      Juhozze 4 days ago

      hennessey venom

    • Juhozze
      Juhozze 4 days ago


    • Sonny Y.
      Sonny Y. 10 days ago

      Lucid high quality car tesla interior is cheap like Ford sedan

  • De(Fi)nancial Freedom
    De(Fi)nancial Freedom 4 months ago +2165

    So some of the quickest production-car drag races are between 5,000 pound, full-size, American family sedans!

    • Dino Qose
      Dino Qose 26 days ago

      @TecnamTwin still electric cars are afwully heavy.For example a modern day sedan would weigh about 4000 lbs

    • JZ's Best Friend
      JZ's Best Friend 28 days ago

      Just imagine the performance of purpose built electric dragsters.

    • Joshua Vas
      Joshua Vas 28 days ago

      @LgShai no not really most exotic car companies don't focus on emissions. The key part that's holding production cars back is to get them regulation/consumer ready. They need to have all the tech and safety features while still being reliable. This applies to electrics too. Ford's mustang cobra jet is a 1400 HP electric dragster (not street legal) & does the quarter mile in the high 7s

    • LgShai
      LgShai  29 days ago

      It’s because gas deletes too fast. Companies focus on the fuel ratings and emissions inspections and stuff, otherwise gas cars would be like 2x faster than they are rn, but gas weight & usage hold them back

    • Johann Pfluger
      Johann Pfluger Month ago

      @TecnamTwin somehow the lucid handles better though

  • Ξ›CE
    Ξ›CE 3 months ago +296

    Never thought I’d see the day Lucid would actually have a production vehicle in someone’s possession, good stuff, hats off to them for making a nice car

    • Dane Hartsough
      Dane Hartsough 4 days ago

      I recently saw a lucid air dream here in the richer parts of Colorado, looked cool as shit

    • J. Church
      J. Church 3 months ago

      @Little Jackalo Just because you said that, I'll backup my statement. There are 52 weeks in a year. We are literally two(or 3) days out of the same month that CCIV was formed, technically not even 13 months by date...
      56 weeks ago CCIV was not in existence. I believe it was January 10th 2021 when CCIV first was available for purchase. Does that seem anywhere remotely close to 2 years, or acouple of years?
      52 weeks ago there were articles still coming out talking about that cciv may not be a Lucid merger. I bet you werent around for the DirectTV talks...... Does it still seem like acouple of years ago?
      sometimes timelines do matter.
      In acouple of years, LCID could be worth a lot of money. More specifically, I mean 2024+; not march 2023...........

    • Little Jackalo
      Little Jackalo 3 months ago

      @J. Church is it that hard to realize that "a couple years ago" can easily be mistaken for over a year ago? LOL. 2 years isn't that far off of over a year.

    • Mickey3finger
      Mickey3finger 3 months ago

      @Biplab Kumar Ghosh I have no clue. It was a random search.

  • Auto Auction Rebuilds
    Auto Auction Rebuilds 2 months ago +17

    Honestly the most epic video on TheXvid PERIOD.

  • Glen Edwards
    Glen Edwards 3 months ago +137

    Since both cars are electronic and have wireless tech built in, it would be much better if a drag race could be wifi synched to launch, instead of relying on the drivers reaction speed.
    That first race saw the Lucid driver a good deal slower than the Plaid driver to launch. That made a huge difference. Tesla still would have won it, but it wouldn’t have been such a big gap

    • DontBanMeBroDontBanMe!
      DontBanMeBroDontBanMe! 2 months ago

      Yes, on the first race, the Tesla got out of the start a fraction of a second faster. Also, am I the only one that noticed the Lucid's tires seemed to have no grip? On the first race especially, it spun out a bit before finally getting some traction. Between that and the quicker reaction time, it had no chance. I know nothing about drag racing. Don't drivers prepare their wheels by making them stickier somehow so that they grip the road better? As you said, it seems the Tesla is still faster and let's be honest, this is all just for bragging rights and the Lucid will beat 99.999% of the cars out there, but I'm just curious.

    • Raj Brar
      Raj Brar 2 months ago +1

      How about this, let's take out the drivers and let cars drag themselves and show you that EVs require now no skill or brain to go fast

    • mateo gomez
      mateo gomez 2 months ago

      @Kyle Federico I am not going to deny that they have some beautiful cars, but building them by hand is not a way to attract customers, if we add that they do not have infrastructure or maintenance for their customers, in short, they are only buying a dream where several have not yet woken up .
      PS: a thousand times tesla, not for what it offers today but tomorrow.

    • Melvin Hunt
      Melvin Hunt 3 months ago +1

      @Desso it’s TFL ! I don’t know how to send it to you but look up TFL Shelby versus TRX ! I’m a Ford guy to but l had to get over it and so will you ! Maybe the 2023 Raptor V8(?) will do better !

  • Nielsf2704
    Nielsf2704 2 months ago +17

    I like Tesla but it's really nice to see some more competition in the market! Well done Lucid!

  • Ma Duece NCO
    Ma Duece NCO 4 months ago +1339

    I never thought that some of the fastest drag races I would see would also be the quietest drag races. Crazy world.

    • De(Fi)nancial Freedom
      De(Fi)nancial Freedom 3 months ago

      @Johny Bravo those are top of the line models, not base models. But, their base models are super car-quick too, taking just 3 sec to 60.

    • aaronSanchezz
      aaronSanchezz 3 months ago

      And American lol

    • Johny Bravo
      Johny Bravo 3 months ago

      And base production family sedans..

    • De(Fi)nancial Freedom
      De(Fi)nancial Freedom 3 months ago

      @John Stoddard πŸ˜‚. That's true though! But noise makes it fun!

  • yhk6
    yhk6 3 months ago +89

    I guess the additional HP was not enough to offset for the weight difference. Can’t wait to see a tri-motor version of the Lucid πŸ‘πŸΌ

    • DontBanMeBroDontBanMe!
      DontBanMeBroDontBanMe! 2 months ago +1

      While it's clear the Tesla is faster, I think two things held the Lucid back.
      1. In the first race, the Tesla driver got off the line a fraction of a second faster.
      2. It seems as though the Lucid had issues with tire grip. In the first race, it peeled out a bit
      As I mentioned in another post, I know nothing about drag racing, but I seem to remember sometimes tracks being especially prepared so that they're stickier? I'm not sure if I'm making that up. But It's clear the two things I mentioned above would have helped the Lucid obtain a better time.

    • It burns when i pvp
      It burns when i pvp 3 months ago

      3way battle Taycan, lucid, Plaid
      Race 1cheatah mode enabled
      Plaid launches when the person has his arms halfway down.
      5 frames later the lucid reacts
      9 frames later the Taycan driver
      All 3 jumped the start.
      Same story for Race 2. Tesla driver with cheatah enabled, jumps the start with the guys arms halfway down.
      Again 5 frames later the lucid and roughly 8 to 10 frames later for the Taycan driver.
      Over 400HP difference, not bad for the best looking, highly overpriced, Porsche Taycan.

    • It burns when i pvp
      It burns when i pvp 3 months ago

      Just watched his Taycan vs lucid and noticed how slow his first race against the Lucid was.
      Watch it from the inside with the visuals, graphics (dragy). The person had his arms behind like a skijumper at the Olympics, yet it took him a whooping 21 frames to react, to start. Was he asleep?
      Then watch race 2 against the Lucid driver, where the lucid driver seems to have died. Stop at 00:05:11 and go frame by frame.
      It took the lucid driver close to 30 frames to react. Slow the video down 0.5x, much easier.
      Why have only 3 races with the Taycan, but do 4 with the plaid?
      The Hayabusa driver does a 9.35 vs 9.39 Tesla and because he red lighted, he lost the battle. Ok.
      I remember now why I had the channel blocked.

    • yhk6
      yhk6 3 months ago +1

      @It burns when i pvp very good observation. I also think that on race 1, Tesla jumped the gun and had a head start.

    • It burns when i pvp
      It burns when i pvp 3 months ago +3

      Even though he multiple times claims not to have used "cheatah" mode, you can clearly see that's not true in 2 out of 4 instances.
      Race 1, Race 3
      The car is lowered and the display changes to the "hyperdrive" graphics. The car was "prewarmed" ... there's even a cut before race 3, because it takes a shit long time to pre-warm the battery.
      You can see the car prewarmed (high), after the cut (down).
      Race 1 "cheatah Mode" enabled
      Jump Start by 20 frames (Tesla driver, close to "0.3s headstart")
      Stop at 00:04:47 and go frame by frame ... speaking of a typical Tesla rollout start. What a jump start...
      Race one does not count, due the mighty headstart. He accelerated when the person still had his arms up.. (well half way).
      Race 2 "cheatah Mode" disabled
      Lucid wins
      Race 3 "cheatah Mode" enabled
      Tesla S wins (no jump start, lucid with a slow reaction time)
      Race 4 is useless, ain't no drag Race imho. So without race 4, it's a tie. With it the plaid wins 2:1.

  • Danny Hull
    Danny Hull 3 months ago +52

    I'm wheelchair bound so I get the benefit of riding in a Santa Clara County paratransit minivan. During a recent ride I saw my first Lucid Air. I have to say it was stunning in comparison to all of the Tesla Ss around here. The other vehicle that I've seen that really grabbed me was a black Barabus G class Mercedes. It really stood out in the rest of the traffic.

    • BRUH
      BRUH Month ago

      @Juiced_mz3 depends on the area of L.A. silly.

    • Chris Friends
      Chris Friends 2 months ago +2

      If you are in a wheelchair, Lucid is the worst. Rear trunk is wide, but very short opening. Tesla Model X is the best.

    • Shepard Smith
      Shepard Smith 3 months ago

      @Tre'von Cowen Fit me fine. Drive an S and you will love it. Havent been able to say that about a car in a long time. Just fun every time I drive and it is fast. Off the line you are not even aware you are moving so quickly. I will say this though. The older ones are not cars you take a long trip in. The Plaid will charge up in 38 minutes which isnt bad but it has to be matched to a new hot charger. Five years from now its all over. Charge in 20 minutes and chargers all over. That is the end of the IC car. Thank God.

    • Tre'von Cowen
      Tre'von Cowen 3 months ago +2

      @Shepard Smith I think the Tesla looks like a basic shoe πŸ‘Ÿ πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

    • MICROMAN51301
      MICROMAN51301 3 months ago +4

      @Shepard Smith The bitterness is so strong.

  • Norcal Pinoy
    Norcal Pinoy 3 months ago +168

    I would have never thought that we could have electric cars this fast. Thanks to tesla for pushing other car manufacturers to make EVs as well..but tesla is leading the way. Hands down to tesla. Waiting for model 2.

    • hieroglyph321
      hieroglyph321 Month ago

      Model 2,lol,

    • Sten Nordenmalm
      Sten Nordenmalm 3 months ago

      Ashton, agree to that. Tesla seems to have reached a standstill, not much development.
      Imo the EV brand that is leading the way, is Hyundai including Kia and Genesis

    • Lachlan T
      Lachlan T 3 months ago

      @M4D AL3X Yeah. Tesla's struggling to produce enough model 3's and Y's so if they started making the model 2 they will overall sell less cars which means more C02 emissions.

    • John Shera
      John Shera 3 months ago +1

      Lmao electric cars were a thing before elon.

    • Little Jackalo
      Little Jackalo 3 months ago +4

      Tesla has created a one trick pony. It accelerates quickly and sucks at everything else. Tesla is only focused on pumping out new cars and ensuring that cars that they've sold go into the scrap heap as quickly as possible. They have next to zero support for their cars currently on the road. They haven't made any spare parts and Haven made service centers. So when you get on an accident that would be $3500 in any other car, it'll cost you 3-7x as much as that to fix your Tesla. Because of the lack of spare parts Tesla makes available to their 1st party repair facilities, and because they don't have people to fix your car. So you end up waiting 6-12 weeks to get your car repaired. Since your insurance company doesn't want to pay the high prices to repair the car, plus a 9 well rental car, they declare it a total loss. Then the loser that bought it goes out and buys another one. That's Tesla's game. Don't make parts, don't build and staff repair facilities, make sure your car is totaled, and sell you a new one. 85% of Tesla don't make it to the point of being green. A Tesla needs to be on the road for 7ish years before the reduced emissions offsets the production of the car. They're just good for TheXvidrs to do acceleration reaction videos and for the housewives that drive them to use the fart button. Anything beyond that, and they fall well below average.

  • Richard
    Richard 3 months ago +22

    All three cars are very impressive, and Lucid to be only half a second behind the best Tesla with their first production car is extremely impressive. I think Lucid has the best design as well.

    • Kam Mitch
      Kam Mitch 27 days ago

      Maybe the outside of lucid looks better but the inside of the Tesla is way better imo

    • DontBanMeBroDontBanMe!
      DontBanMeBroDontBanMe! 2 months ago +1

      What do you like about the Lucid design better?

    • Jeremy Castro
      Jeremy Castro 3 months ago +7

      Wouldn't really say that for a car that has been in development for over 10 years with seemingly endless supply of money from Saudi Arabia and China.

  • ai
    ai 3 months ago +6

    Coolest detail I saw was in race 3.
    Cheetah mode was on in the Tesla, as you could see the front end slammed, then when it pans over to the Lucid you can see how its front end raises up like trying to wheelie, and more importantly, losing precious traction to the front wheels. Sounds like a mode Lucid could add over the air, just as Tesla did.
    The strangest detail was in the weight of the vehicles.
    Lucid had me sold on their powertrain with it's minimal weight and size, yet it's still 400lb's heavier than the Plaid. I'm sure it's down to more accoutrements for the Lucid's interior (an actual luxury car) and having the larger battery pack.
    Looks like a Tesla Roadster (if one is ever made again) could have a perfectly viable competitor from Lucid!

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 2 months ago +1

      Chetah mode only saves like .1 seconds, the plaid has dedicated pumps for the cheetah mode to be quicker, so it may be very slow if done by update on lucid. The model X plaid that weigh 5400lbs gets 9.7 1/4 mile (with chetah), but it has more air drag as well still being 100HP less than the dream edition, lucid has 180lbs more in cell weight, but the plaid also has 2 fsd computers, and MCU with GPU all routed to cooling lines, larger heat exchanger, a suspension/drive train made for longer endurance track racing than the lucid, and an extra motor, lucids efficiency mainly comes from better road tires than the plaid, but these tires also hurt its 0-60 times and track capabilities.

    • Light Beam
      Light Beam 3 months ago +1

      Exactly πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • patricsteele
    patricsteele 3 months ago +25

    In warmer conditions it would be interesting if you added 0-100-0 mph testing to see if Lucid air can overcome it's weight disadvantage against the Plaid with decent brakes as well as contrasting the difference against top performance brakes of the Porsche. Maybe it'll shame Tesla into putting some appropriate brakes on the Plaid.

    • Dom Read
      Dom Read 3 months ago +1

      @Chronos_16 This is true, but the brakes are overall significantly better than the stock ones.

    • Chronos_16
      Chronos_16 3 months ago +1

      @Dom Read The fact they are ceramic doesnβ€˜t mean they break well. Only the consistence is going to be better

    • Dom Read
      Dom Read 3 months ago +3

      Tesla has already unveiled carbon ceramics for the Plaid, but they're not coming out till later this year. They're also expensive asf

  • hieroglyph321
    hieroglyph321 3 months ago +34

    Have to give Lucid credit considering it's their first vehicle and the luxury inside means it's an either/or choice depending on your desires - not a runaway victory for the plaid. Also, the lucid driver seemed consistently slow to react

    • dboy
      dboy 3 months ago +2

      I noticed that also.

    • dr right wing
      dr right wing 3 months ago +3

      Also, the Tesla driver jumped at least once during those races

  • I'm George
    I'm George 3 months ago +48

    Damn, Plaid was even about to pass the lucid on the one with no launch control

    • Basement Tracks
      Basement Tracks 2 months ago

      @Adii When my daughter asks me the definition of salty, I'll point her to your comment. I guess 400 miles of range (with a much smaller battery, mind you) is bad in your book (smh).

    • bayo daman
      bayo daman 3 months ago

      Bro who cares it’s a luxury sedan like can you imagine bring a maybach to race a 765Lt

    • Adii
      Adii 3 months ago

      @Matthew Simmons tesla probably had 5miles of range left so owner needed to get home

    • Matthew Simmons
      Matthew Simmons 3 months ago +6

      @Nigel Mutepfa 1.9 60ft pretty damn slow from the start too my model 3 non performance does that, my guess is they were sandbagging that race for some reason or another.

  • M equals 13
    M equals 13 4 months ago +563

    A 10 second luxury sedan is still pretty damn impressive

    • St. Maurice
      St. Maurice 3 months ago

      ​ "Tesla Model S Plaid is now the world's fastest production vehicle: Car sets record breaking EIGHT SECOND quarter mile run at Maryland International Raceway." "The lap time is seven seconds quicker than the Porsche Taycan Turbo, which had held the electric production car record since 2019. The Plaid is the quickest, most powerful version of the Model S electric sedan. It has a new three-motor drivetrain producing over 1,000 horsepower." -FORBES

    • St. Maurice
      St. Maurice 3 months ago

      @Sten Nordenmalm "Tesla Model S Plaid is now the world's fastest production vehicle: Car sets record breaking EIGHT SECOND quarter mile run at Maryland International Raceway." -Daily Mail, UK.

    • Sten Nordenmalm
      Sten Nordenmalm 3 months ago +1

      Daniel (and other Tesla fans here) Here are some facts for you, yeah they will do hurt...
      The Tesla Plaid is not a slow car, it is a very slow car.
      Top speed of 160 mh?? That is in Golf Gti territory.
      And all this screaming about quickest ever lap time around The Ring?
      Compared to other standard production cars, the Plaid is number....
      Beated by almost one whole minute by a Porsche. Sorry but that is a coffee break.
      Of course it accelerate quickly from a standstill in a straight line, put 1100 hp in any AWD car and see what happens

    • St. Maurice
      St. Maurice 3 months ago

      @A Todaso I bet. I’m sure they love having to takeout a second mortgage to pay for repairs on that S-Class.

  • Chris Williment
    Chris Williment 3 months ago +16

    What would be interesting is to put them on the dyno and see if the power is what they say they are.

    • Medalkiller
      Medalkiller 3 months ago +10

      already done with the plaid atleast by Uptown Autosport and it got 1101hp:)

  • Chamomile Sounds
    Chamomile Sounds 3 months ago +9

    This is one of the quietest drag races I have ever witnessed 😳

  • DrJones694
    DrJones694 4 months ago +6

    Crazy how the lucid technically was slower
    But still insanely faster compared to any ICE car on the road today lol
    That was awesome

    • StickyFingers
      StickyFingers 3 months ago

      The only reasonable priced ice car would be the turbo s and I think the lucid would beat it

  • Wise
    Wise 4 months ago +6

    Damn, look at the wheel ! The lucid car just look awesome on the road

  • SupaFakeMMA
    SupaFakeMMA 4 months ago +461

    Anybody else just love how Brooks’ testing is so respected…that all these companies reach out to HIM?! I love it! 😎

    • Quantum Resonance
      Quantum Resonance 3 months ago +1

      He is professional and a good at what he does.

    • SupaFakeMMA
      SupaFakeMMA 3 months ago

      alizcool1 EXACTLY!! πŸ˜‚

    • alizcool1
      alizcool1 3 months ago

      They ignored him until they saw their lucid get it's ass handed back to it. Then all of a sudden they got in touch

    • Mike Rothwell
      Mike Rothwell 3 months ago

      @Bruce Li , are you trying to say the DT guy and peak prosperity are the same?!?

    • Kyle Federico
      Kyle Federico 3 months ago +1

      Launch mode on a Tesla (Ludicrous Plus Mode)... If I am not mistaken, takes several minutes to heat the batteries? Tesla recommends not using this mode due to wear and tear on the motors and batteries. No one would drive around like that. Maybe someone else can pile on her that has better information?

  • mmpj twod
    mmpj twod 3 months ago +3

    This is by far the best performance channel on the Tubez or TV. Thank you to Brooks, and everyone else that provided access for this to happen.

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    i've been wanting to see this drag race ever since i saw the lucid air's horsepower number. great video keep up the amazing work!

  • Satronaut2009
    Satronaut2009 3 months ago +4

    I'm calling it 3 zip.
    Both great cars, hope the new contender does well.

  • Alex N
    Alex N Month ago +3

    Tesla just CRUSHED IT!
    To be expected

  • f3nixfire
    f3nixfire 4 months ago +427

    I wouldnt really call that a win for the Lucid if you had to intentionally handicap the Tesla to get it.

    • f3nixfire
      f3nixfire 3 months ago

      @John Shera Its completely fair. They're both 4 door sedans. Both are electric. Both are premium cars. Both are the highest hp performance versions of their model.
      Only people that dont know anything about performance, cars or classes would say something like this. You think a Dodge Challenger 392 Scatpack isnt a fair comparison to a Mustang 5.0 GT because it weighs 800 lbs more? Or a Camaro SS isnt a fair comparison to a Mustang GT 5.0 because the Mustang weighs roughly 50 to 100 lbs more depending on trim levels between the two cars? That's an utterly ridiculous argument. People still compare those cars, because they are all in the same class, built to appeal to the same group of people.
      No two cars weigh the same even between their own models due to options that add and take away weight. That's just a cry baby excuse. This is no different in this comparison. It doesnt get anymore fair of a comparison between these two cars, because they are direct competitors. I'm not a Tesla fanboy. I'm a car guy who cares about facts. In this case, the Tesla is just place quicker and faster. That's a fact. Saying "Ohhhh well it's not fair, because the Lucid weighs more!" Is just a whiny little kid on the playground argument. Accept the results and stop making excuses.

    • John Shera
      John Shera 3 months ago

      Well, it's not a win for either. Lucid cars weigh more than Tesla's. So its not a fair comparison to begin with

    • DocWolph
      DocWolph 3 months ago

      @Pipe It Up
      And what would that get me?
      Why don't you, and all the other rabid vapid fanboys, accept that the Tesla won 3 races and the Lucid won ONE race (a conceit I have had from the start of this mess and will NOT change). But that would require you to be actually mature about this whole affair., wouldn't it?

    • f3nixfire
      f3nixfire 3 months ago

      @Pipe It Up I dunno. That dude has bankrupt arguments. Keeps making bs claims. Says the Lucid doesnt have launch control, but it does. It has three modes....smooth, swift and sprint. There is no arguing with stupid.

  • Nate Bee
    Nate Bee 3 months ago +1

    No way I would drive a car that fast with a niche steering wheel like that

  • Lord Malice
    Lord Malice 4 months ago +5

    I like the Lucid. It seems like either the Lucid's driver's reaction was slow, or the Tesla is just using its power in accelerating more efficiently! But the Lucid's extra power didn't reel the Tesla back in! πŸ€” interesting! Does the Lucid have more than one gear?

    • Doug Diamond
      Doug Diamond 3 months ago

      @Lord Malice You have been talking about how much you like the Lucid in several posts. How would FSD be more dangerous than driving yourself, because other drivers are bad? It is literally there for that reason. It has prevented countless accidents already, because of other horrible drivers. Sandy Monroe just said it saved him from rear ending a car that was stopped in the middle of a dirt road, just before he started to tear down the Plaid. I'm personally waiting for the Cybertruck. The 4680 cells are supposed to be good for over a million miles with less than 10% degradation and it has a stainless steel exoskeleton that will never rust, not to mention by far the best specs and charging infostructure. Other drivers should be afraid to hit the thing, it's a tank and it would most likely be the last vehicle I will ever buy. There would be no eletric vehicles without Tesla and EV's are way better than ICE. It should be impossible to like EV'S and not Tesla, unless you are determined to be a hater.

    • Lord Malice
      Lord Malice 3 months ago

      @Doug Diamond Dude I'm not talking about a Lucid I'm talking about a Tesla driving autonomously with regular cars! How is that hating on Tesla?! How is saying you have to watch your ass driving a Tesla because most people won't be driving one is hating on Tesla? Those are facts, most people is not driving a $100k car! You sound like a Tesla fanboy!

    • Doug Diamond
      Doug Diamond 3 months ago

      @Lord Malice Every Tesla is cheaper than a Lucid, but haters are gonna hate.

    • Lord Malice
      Lord Malice 3 months ago

      @Doug Diamond Yeah everybody can't afford a Tesla, and some don't even want one! So that means there will be more people not driving like you!

    • Doug Diamond
      Doug Diamond 3 months ago

      @Lord Malice that is exactly why they are making it, too many idiot drivers.

  • pouu ktin
    pouu ktin 3 months ago

    The roll races are great! Really see that difference!

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    The roll races are great! Really see that difference!

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    The roll races are great! Really see that difference!

  • William Dauria
    William Dauria  4 months ago +1

    Thanks Brooks for the video. Very interesting to see the comparison between the two. Keep making great videos!

  • alida flus
    alida flus 3 months ago

    The roll races are great! Really see that difference!

  • Han Zhang
    Han Zhang 4 months ago +263

    The coolest thing to me is seeing the rims of the lucid spin, slow down as it hits a harmonic of the frame rate, spin, slow down again, and I think it hit 5 harmonics. That... Is fast.

    • Anthony Trifoglio
      Anthony Trifoglio 2 months ago


    • Blank Blank
      Blank Blank 2 months ago

      Cool, like wagon wheels in old cowboy films .

      QWIET MONEY NETWORK 3 months ago

      @# photohoag In a nerd gathering, he is slaying...

    • Han Zhang
      Han Zhang 3 months ago +4

      @IndustrialDb Well obviously. And it doesn't even have to be rotation. Movements of any kind that has a dominant frequency can have sample aliasing and harmonics.

    • # photohoag
      # photohoag 3 months ago +1

      I agree that was mesmerizing! Design looks neat spinning up again too.

  • Knights Templar
    Knights Templar 3 months ago +2

    I like how @3:32 you made the Air pull up next to the Plaid like it was a top dog to take the car on and a few minutes after that scene in @3:35 the beat drops when the Plaid comes around the corner like it's the predator and the Air was just a competitor that got slapped.

  • gilles quentin
    gilles quentin 4 months ago +4

    I never thought that some of the fastest drag races I would see would also be the quietest drag races. Crazy world.

  • Ellie	 πŸ₯‚T[A]P Me!! to Have [𝐒]𝐄𝐗 With 𝐌𝐞

    The coolest thing to me is seeing the rims of the lucid spin, slow down as it hits a harmonic of the frame rate, spin, slow down again, and I think it hit 5 harmonics. That... Is fast.

  • Chris Olsen
    Chris Olsen 3 months ago

    2.5sec all day every day without having to rebuild the transmission...Price-less. (I love the Lucids interior. Would probably come down to ease of charging and reliability.)

  • Claira-𝐹**БК ΠœΠ• - Π‘ΠΠ•π’žπ’¦ 𝑀𝒴 Π π‘…πŸ’πΉπΌπΏΠ•

    i've been wanting to see this drag race ever since i saw the lucid air's horsepower number. great video keep up the amazing work!

    SD GAMING 11 days ago

    Wow just awesome. Excellent. I like Tesla but it's really nice to see some more competition in the market! Well done Lucid!Lucid Air in different speeds.I like it.

  • Kenny S
    Kenny S 4 days ago

    If this is what Lucid could do with a luxury sedan, I can’t wait to find out what they can achieve with a sporty model in the future.

  • Melisha πŸ‘‰ 𝐹**БК ΠœΠ• - Π‘ΠΠ•π’žπ’¦ 𝑀𝒴 Π π‘…πŸ’πΉπΌπΏΠ•

    i've been wanting to see this drag race ever since i saw the lucid air's horsepower number. great video keep up the amazing work!

  • ßaron
    ßaron 4 months ago +177

    Went about as well as expected. That car really is a great first effort from a new manufacturer.

    • 777immortalsoul
      777immortalsoul 3 months ago

      The lucid dashboard is more impressive.

    • Eye of the Tiger
      Eye of the Tiger 4 months ago +1

      @ßaron β€œSaudis” sir the pif is backed by individual contributors investing in the Saudi fund much like how an ETF operates

    • Ericship8
      Ericship8 4 months ago +4

      @Mark Plott the model s has been the same design as well wtf is your point ☠️

  • - shoutoutioi
    - shoutoutioi 4 months ago +2

    to me it seemed the race result depends on the driver's reaction speed, bcs it is pretty obvious that lucid air marched slower than plaid. pls correct me if I am wrong

    • Marp
      Marp 3 months ago

      Yea race 1 the whole Tesla was in motion before the Lucid's tires even moved at all

    • alai0021
      alai0021 3 months ago

      Yep looks like one vehicle got excited and started before the other.

  • mmmcounts
    mmmcounts 2 months ago

    I'm looking forward to when EV racing is mainstream. Formula E is already doing great things, but stock car racing with high end EVs would be fun to watch.
    No restrictor plates, just the highest performance possible. Mess around with different modes in order to make it happen. In order to deal with the high speeds, they'd probably need radar assemblies on all vehicles, collision mitigation like we've never seen before, and a bunch of safety gear that doesn't come standard. That being said, these races would be nuts. Great competition, huge opportunities for different companies to show off their skills, and a spectator sport like that will generate more interest in EVs than any commercial ever will.

  • Luke Orlando
    Luke Orlando 4 months ago +5

    I want more science on how that plaid hooks up so well.

  • SS85
    SS85 3 months ago +1

    It's scary. Imagine they made a 2 door version with weight reduction. I know tesla is coming out with one

  • bosco1563
    bosco1563 3 months ago

    Oh how I love the sounds of the race track! πŸ˜‰

  • Moe Dan
    Moe Dan 4 months ago +2

    This all comes down to their reaction-time.. is a fair race EV, VS EV, both has 1000+ hp

  • david777
    david777 3 months ago +1

    It’s so weird seeing these drag races without hearing the sounds of roaring engines

  • Antwan Hampton
    Antwan Hampton 3 months ago

    When the cars take off you can see the front end of the Tesla tip downward when launch control kicks in. Meanwhile, you can see the front of the Lucid lift up.

  • Ben Schmelzer
    Ben Schmelzer 4 months ago +279

    i've been wanting to see this drag race ever since i saw the lucid air's horsepower number. great video keep up the amazing work!

    • KR Delux
      KR Delux 2 months ago

      @Ian billgates you do understands that racing either car voids their guarantees? How can they tell they were racing? They both have real time collection of performance data. Disconnect the performance collection and the warranty is automatically voided. Good try though.

    • Ian billgates
      Ian billgates 2 months ago

      @SavageDad I don’t mind it, and some of it has to do with squeezing out the most aero they can to make the range better.

    • Ian billgates
      Ian billgates 2 months ago

      @KR Delux the plaids brakes can’t keep up with it, and the once they burn up you have to deal with Tesla and the abysmal customer service.

    • Ian billgates
      Ian billgates 2 months ago

      @Most Neuter but they can do that and have 500 mile ranges, cause they have better motors then Tesla and can fit more batteries

    • Ian billgates
      Ian billgates 2 months ago

      And that’s with only 2 motors

  • jayson stebbins
    jayson stebbins 3 months ago +3

    That lucid looks really nice and they did great designing. Just can't quite get the plaid lol!

  • Edward Doyle
    Edward Doyle 3 months ago +1

    Races start at 04:59

  • Markus McGee
    Markus McGee 3 months ago

    I want to see how efficient (affective too) it is at being fast ;)

  • Redline Drifter
    Redline Drifter 3 months ago

    That was the quietest race I’ve ever witnessed 😟

  • Modine
    Modine 3 months ago +1

    We all just witnessed the future of drag racing. πŸ˜”

  • buildingAbiz
    buildingAbiz 3 months ago

    It's extremely impressive that the Lucid is their 1st go around and it is keeping up that close to Tesla's top dog car 😳 will be interesting to see how they do in the next few years. Finally an actual competitor but the price will need to go down to be where Tesla is though.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 3 months ago +1

      They have been designing this car as long as tesla has been making the model S, difrence is that the plaid can be taken to a track, 1/4 mile is very easy for a EV to do as it only requires a large battery to put down over 1000HP, the much harder part is keeping it cool to keep using the 1000HP.

  • Steven Bradley
    Steven Bradley 3 months ago +7

    After driving both I’ll deff say, the Lucid Air had the more luxury simplistic feel.

  • FatboySE103
    FatboySE103 4 months ago +3

    Can’t afford either one but if I could, I’d go for the more advanced one. Lucid was allowed to win one of the four runs

  • yogiyoda
    yogiyoda 4 months ago +87

    Plaid is faster and easier on the wallet. Good combo. Hoping Lucid can stay in the game and keep improving over time

    • somethung
      somethung 2 months ago +1

      It makes sense the plaid is cheaper. It isn't a true luxury car. It's just a faster Tesla... which in itself it's luxurious at all. The Lucid however is meant to rival cars such as the EQ

    • Redemz
      Redemz 3 months ago

      @HUM C lucid build quality is just as bad as Tesla's. Even their press cars had creaky interior panels. Imagine how bad the production models will be.

    • StickyFingers
      StickyFingers 3 months ago

      @Ericship8 they are the same car and the plaid is definitely faster what u smoking

    • Marp
      Marp 3 months ago

      @Seqqsy Thats what im saying... tesla literally looks like a bug. Lucid looks cool. Alot of people in these comments are forgetting that the Lucid is a LUXURY car as well

    • hieroglyph321
      hieroglyph321 3 months ago +1

      @YYpang All opinions. The S is boring as hell now ... tesla need a design refresh ... I remember loving the S when it first came out and thinking it might age like fine wine .... but no, just boring now ... they need gently refresh and update like porsche with the 911 ... porsche know what their doing, tesla don't yet.

  • Cyrus
    Cyrus 3 months ago +4

    That Lucid doesn't stand a chance lol, even though it has more hp, it got destroyed several times🀣

    • Iceberg Slim
      Iceberg Slim 3 months ago +1

      @JM……eggzzactly! An Lucid isn’t focused on drag racing for now

    • JM
      JM 3 months ago +1

      But still though it's way more beautiful, inside and out.

    • woke npc #AI2866
      woke npc #AI2866 3 months ago

      Because it's much heavier

  • Fat Guy From Jurassic Park

    Drag racing in 2052:
    "Yo, you get a chance to look at the DA today?"
    "The hell is a DA?"
    "Any of you guys running E85??"
    "The hell is an E85?!"
    "Whatcha got on that, 150 shot??"
    "I think this man is talking about guns at a drag strip??"
    "Love that supercharger whine!"
    "They serve wine at your supercharger station????"

  • Emilthehun
    Emilthehun 3 months ago

    The fastest production cars are family sedans!!! I love what tesla did to the entire industry.

  • Judofamily
    Judofamily 4 months ago +1

    One of the quietest drag races I've ever heard lol

  • Duck Hunter Gaming
    Duck Hunter Gaming 4 months ago +139

    I've watched enough plaid races to know the 2nd race was bs. You don't trap 116 in the 1/8th mile then only trap 125 in the 1/4. That should be atleast 145.

    • Arnold Mbuthia
      Arnold Mbuthia 3 months ago +2

      Ladies and gentlemen of the comments section, we've ourselves a handful of Eagle eyed tesla fanboys and girls in youtube

    • Devyash Jangid
      Devyash Jangid 4 months ago

      @Ericship8 oh lmao

    • Ericship8
      Ericship8 4 months ago +2

      @Devyash Jangid he doesn’t own a car the actual plaid that did 8.9 secs wasn’t stock and went 155 mph not 175 mph the guy is a kid

    • Devyash Jangid
      Devyash Jangid 4 months ago

      @Ericship8 prolly, maybe he removed seats and stuff to reduce weight but then it won't matter cause traction limits the power till 70mph so it would actually run slower lol

    • Ericship8
      Ericship8 4 months ago

      @Devyash Jangid under 9s ain’t stock clearly he’s a troll

  • [ Billey ] H0T Girl-C0me 0ver L!ve πŸ’¦

    i've been wanting to see this drag race ever since i saw the lucid air's horsepower number. great video keep up the amazing work!

  • JohnnyB
    JohnnyB 3 months ago

    Reaction time makes huge difference. But that plaid is clearly programmed to give more at launch.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 3 months ago

      The plaid is programmed to apply full power after 60mph, same as the lucid, it's just that the teslas motors are more efficient at higher speeds than the lucid.

  • Ameliya--T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX With Me

    I never thought that some of the fastest drag races I would see would also be the quietest drag races. Crazy world.

    • Anomaly_Echelon7
      Anomaly_Echelon7 3 months ago +1

      You really Ctrl-C + Ctrl-V ed the original comment lol

  • McKeithan Smith III
    McKeithan Smith III 3 months ago

    Wow! These electric sedans are insane!

  • Rusty96
    Rusty96 4 months ago +72

    Definitely can't wait to see the three-way race. Three of the fastest production cars on the planet going head-to-head shows how incredible EV technology is.

    • Dirtygore
      Dirtygore 3 months ago +1

      I'd love to see that over a 500 lap race with pits for refuelling/charging.

  • Meh
    Meh 3 months ago +10

    The lack of stopping power in the Plaid is always hilarious.

    • Provision
      Provision 3 months ago

      @lowstrife If it was an under-braked car it would not pass safety regulation. Can it use better brakes for it performance, yes but it only as dangerous as you plan to take risks.

    • lowstrife
      lowstrife 3 months ago +2

      I think a more appropriate word is dangerous, but sure, we can use hilarious too.
      Cause yeah let's sell an under-braked car that's one of the fastest production cars in the world to drivers who have minimal experience driving any kind of fast vehicle. Are people just gonna fucking SEND these things off of cliffs and shit? Yeah, they have done.

  • Dario Richards
    Dario Richards 3 months ago

    Due to the cold neither car had amazing quarter mile times 9.6 and 10 flat... ! Man I wish I can get down the 1/4 mile in 12 seconds in my Lexus. These cars are amazing man coming from someone who never driven a super car.

  • Shaner
    Shaner Month ago

    Is it my imagination or did the Plaid slow down in the second race? Even break, before the finish line?

  • Shaner
    Shaner Month ago

    Is it my imagination or did the Plaid slow down in the second race? Even break, before the finish line?

  • Sadid
    Sadid 4 months ago +52

    1st race : 3:50
    2nd race: 5:24
    3rd race : 6:51
    4th race: 8:09
    i love the plaid ;)

    • Juhozze
      Juhozze 4 days ago

      i hate it i have hennessey

    • Jamar D
      Jamar D 2 months ago +3

      You're the real MVP man.

    • Thomas Thor
      Thomas Thor 3 months ago +3

      thank you sir

    • Joseph Field
      Joseph Field 4 months ago +5


  • Mitsumpria
    Mitsumpria 3 months ago

    When you have to disable a motor for the Lucid to win πŸ˜‚

  • Raiden Photos
    Raiden Photos 3 months ago

    Outclassed lol. Plus the plaid was gaining crazy fast in race 2. So its clear which is faster all around.

  • Ben1canobe1
    Ben1canobe1 3 months ago

    I own stock in both companies -so I wanted them both to win... LOL - They were very close - Yet, Tesla seemed to be more aggressive - - - All in All - both very impressive. Great Cars!
    Thanks for sharing. Awesome to watch!

  • Hamed Ali
    Hamed Ali 10 days ago +1

    Lucid doing great job as a luxury car πŸ‘

  • Activeian
    Activeian 3 months ago +1

    At first glance, Tesla is creating a car that should completely change the world of cars, but unfortunately the problem of fast or permanent charging and the price issue remain.

  • Ed White
    Ed White 3 months ago

    Amazing. I can’t wait to see what the roadster can do against Maclaren etc

    • Brandon m
      Brandon m 3 months ago +1

      And how would McLaren catch a tesla roadster exactly?

  • David Parker
    David Parker 3 months ago

    Great races thanks. You can tell you were rooting for the Lucid but Plaid ate its lunch.
    Fun. Kinda surprising you didn't comment on the huge difference.

    • Arch V
      Arch V 3 months ago

      Driving with Tesla in such driving behavior would also suck out it's battery extremely quick. As far as range and comfort goes I'd lean more towards Lucid, besides I think this is not really a good comparison, Its like comparing a luxury car with a more sports equipped car... The only thing that Tesla does better it accelerated extremely fast but later you see speed stabilize on both and they start driving same distance apart

  • John
    John 3 months ago +2

    This is the first car made by a brand new company and it is already being pitted against the titans of the industry. This is fantastic news. In a competitive market consumers get better products at lower prices.

    • Mouwcat
      Mouwcat 3 months ago

      Except the lucid costs 50k more

  • sout inho
    sout inho 4 months ago

    And there you go! 11mins of fun! They went so faaaast! Nice videos!!

  • Juston Preble
    Juston Preble 3 months ago

    I’d like to see a full batters worth of passes in a row side by side. Which car has the cooling system to go at it over and over without failing or going into limp mode… and which car can do more passes on a full state of charge.

  • Ammo Alamo
    Ammo Alamo 3 months ago

    9.83 in the quarter... I guess that beats my 1969 440 Plymouth GTX all to heck, as well as every so-called fast car from the Muscle Car era. But is that really a surprise? When bone stock Corollas and Accords have been beating Muscle Car era street dragsters all to heck nobody should be surprised when 1000+ HP electrics do the same. Damn, I'll bet it's got AC and automatic and better brakes too. Air bags? It even has air bags, and gets better mileage, and has a great stereo 8-track player, too? What, no 8-track? I can deal with that, OK, yes, I can deal with that.

  • thorandmoljnir
    thorandmoljnir 4 months ago +1

    Wow the sound of these two roaring engines! They might as well be racing refrigerators.

    • Ying N Yang
      Ying N Yang 3 months ago +1

      Yep, refrigerators that make gas engines look anemic. Not everyone wants noise for no performance lol

  • J M
    J M 4 months ago +116

    The roll races are great! Really see that difference!

  • Granatenpapst
    Granatenpapst Month ago

    Honestly, just by watching the drag races in the plaid cockpit view I HAVE to give Lucid the win.
    What an ugly piece of crap the Tesla is ... Looks cheap af except for the big infotainment screen...
    It can be the fastest car in the world, I dont mind that.
    Because sadly its not as close to futuristic beauty as the Lucid Air.

  • Nicholas Heidl
    Nicholas Heidl 3 months ago

    You need a portable drag strip light system to eliminate driver bias

  • meme buddy
    meme buddy 3 months ago

    actual race starts at 3:52
    You're welcome

  • Sam Peterson
    Sam Peterson 3 months ago

    The way door handle goes in is so cool

  • r j
    r j Month ago

    I was curious to see that, wondered if the slightly more power can make up for the weight disadvantage. As a allday driver though i will definatly go with the amg eqe53+ when the leas of my current runs out next year. Well, maybe with a lucid GT if they get the software fixed till then.

    • Miguel lopez
      Miguel lopez 22 days ago

      Model X plaid weighs more than the lucid, same power as the plaid, gets 9.7 on the 1/4. Tesla has a more efficient power train lucid has more efficient tires despite lucid trying to say otherwise.

  • Kelinton Tejada
    Kelinton Tejada 3 months ago

    I want to see how efficient it is at going fast lol

  • Shawn J
    Shawn J 3 months ago

    Toretto: "you owe me a 10 second car"

  • Necrodox
    Necrodox 3 months ago

    Always jumping the gun. Classic move.

  • DeeperImage Automotive
    DeeperImage Automotive 4 months ago +51

    This is by far the best performance channel on the Tubez or TV. Thank you to Brooks, and everyone else that provided access for this to happen.

  • Shen Supra
    Shen Supra 3 months ago

    I must admit I started this video hoping to be all excited and the silence was incredibly underwhelming they need to give these electric cars dog cut gears Sarah can be at least some sort of sound