Lucid Motors, the hopeful Tesla competitor based out of Menlo Park, California, is hard at work perfecting its debut electric vehicle. Part of that work apparently involves pushing prototypes to see just how fast they can go flat out.

In the clip above, Lucid showcases the Alpha Speed Car prototype of its Air vehicle on a high-speed track in Ohio where it touches an impressive 217 mph before the company shuts it down. Not bad at all.

Tesla's Model S P100D is often described as being brutally fast although technically, we're more impressed with how quick it is (the sedan is software governed at 155 mph so it's really not all that fast). While Lucid's demonstration is more for show (and acquiring data for additional improvements, as the company says), it's hard not to watch and wonder how fast the P100D could go in a straight line without limits.

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