Menlo Park-based luxury electric carmaker Lucid Motors this week took the wraps off its forthcoming car, the Lucid Air, showing off a prototype at the New York Auto Show, and testing a stripped-down version of the car on a test track in Ohio.

Lucid is eager to show journalists — and eventually, the car-buying public — that it’s better than Tesla in virtually every way. The company claims the Air will do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds (slightly slower than the Model S), and can handle speeds of more than…