Electric car startup Lucid test-drifts 1,000-HP car in the snow; video

Electric car startup company Lucid is currently testing their 1,000-horsepower prototype car the Lucid Air.

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And what better way to put it through some rigorous demands than by drifting it in the snow in the freezing Minnesota winter?

With temperatures as low as minus-18-degrees, Lucid Engineering Manager David Lickfold explains their reasons for testing in the abnormal conditions: “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.

There have been a multitude of electric car company startups in recent years, and it’s neat to see one like Lucid testing their prototypes in some extreme conditions like snow — and putting it sideways, too.

The Lucid Air putting all 1,000 horses to good use. Photo: Vimeo

Lucid hopes to have the Air in production by the end of 2018 so you can do your own 1,000-horsepower snow drifting in an electric car yourself.