The Lucid Motors Air electric saloon is on sale in America priced from $52,500.
This equates to about £43,000 at current exchange rates, but there's no word as to how much the car will cost in Britain as of yet.
The Tesla Model S rival produces 400bhp in its most basic single motor form, but power can be increased to 1000bhp with a twin-motor, four-wheel drive model. The most potent version has a 0-60mph time of 2.5sec.
As standard, the car has a range of 240 miles, but a 400-mile version is available as an option.
Lucid partnered with Samsung SDI for the supply of the car’s lithium-ion battery cells which they claim have class-leading energy density, power, lifespan and safety, as well as not fading after numerous repeat charges. The same company also supplies batteries for the BMW i3 and i8.
The company is keen to display its optional executive seating, with two reclining seats. The standard is a four-seater, but up to five are available.
Lucid also claims that the car’s air suspension with regenerative valve technology gives it the most comfortable ride in its class.
Lucid has penned the Air as ‘autonomous ready’ and will fit the car with the necessary sensors to make the car fully autonomous when technology and legislation allows.
The Air will be put into production in late 2018, with deliveries scheduled to begin soon after, although such a long gestation period will make Lucid’s list of rivals far longer than they are at present.
A deposit of around £2000 secures one of the mass-production Lucid air examples, although a launch edition, with production limited to 255, is available with a £20,300 advance deposit. Lucid says that these examples will be well-optioned and will have exclusive, distinguishing features. Pre-orders are currently only available in the USA and Canada.