Lucid Motors recently took its Lucid Air EV out to Minnesota for some cold, snowy testing. While in Minnesota, the development team spent much of its time there actually putting in work. But when the work was done, the fun began:

“Much of our time in Minnesota was focused on braking systems and vehicle dynamics. Low friction surfaces, such as deep and packed snow, polished ice, and split left-versus-right friction, challenge both the car and the driver, allowing us to develop anti-lock braking, traction control, and stability-control systems to ensure comfortable, stable progress through the worst conditions seen on the road."

"Winter testing at -18°F is challenging for both car and driver. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun."

Inside The Lucid Air

Inside The Lucid Air

The video (which is of excellent quality, by the way) provides us with a unique look inside the Air. Check out that "roof!"

The Lucid Air reportedly puts out some 1,000+ horsepower, which allows it to zip from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds or so, not on snow, of course, but all that power certainly makes for some fun tail-out action.

Lucid Motors actually posted a write-up of the work done in Minnesota. Here it is in its entirety:

Posted by David Lickfold, Engineering Manager, Steering Systems and Chassis Digital Dynamics

The Lucid team recently took our alpha development prototypes to northern Minnesota for winter testing, as the region provides the perfect environment for honing many vehicle attributes. Temperatures as low as -18F (-28C) are tough on just about every element of a vehicle. This extreme environment allows us to build upon extensive simulations and climate chamber development, and to perform grueling real-world cold-driving testing and validation of our powertrain, battery, thermal, body, and chassis systems.

Much of our time in Minnesota was focused on braking systems and vehicle dynamics. Low friction surfaces, such as deep and packed snow, polished ice, and split left-versus-right friction, challenge both the car and the driver, allowing us to develop anti-lock braking, traction control, and stability-control systems to ensure comfortable, stable progress through the worst conditions seen on the road.

The Lucid Air is designed to deliver world-class performance in many driving scenarios. Some drivers prefer to forget the world outside and be cosseted as they're safely and autonomously carried to their destination, whether it be through a bustling city or across a frozen arctic highway. Other drivers prefer to take control and be exhilarated by the combination of power, balance, and driver involvement as they sweep around a mountain pass or a closed track. The Lucid Air is able to effortlessly handle a wide variety of road conditions and use cases, even at -18F in Minnesota, as you can see in the following video:

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