By on August 26, 2021

Lucid

Lucid has two new versions of the limited-edition Dream Edition in queue — one that focuses on power and one that focuses on range.

Naturally, their names reflect this focus — they are the Dream Edition Performance and Dream Edition Range.

The former has 1,111 horsepower (not a typo), while the latter makes 933 ponies. Official range estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are currently being worked out, but the company touts a real-world test it conducted with Motor Trend as showing estimated ranges of 475 and 517 miles for the two cars involved. Those estimates are based on the computer’s suggested remaining range after the drive. Both cars traveled 445 miles, and one showed 30 miles of remaining range while the other showed 72.

“As a technology company, we seek to exceed expectations and this is clearly evident with our Lucid
Air Dream Edition Performance and Range variants,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid
Group, in a statement. “I’m delighted to provide our Dream Edition customers with this additional choice and breadth of capabilities.”

If you hold a reservation for a Dream Edition, expect to hear from Lucid soon regarding which version of the $169,000 car you’d like. As a reminder, both vehicles use a dual-motor setup and all-wheel drive.

Deliveries of the Dream Edition are slated to begin late this year, with the Lucid Air Grand Touring following shortly behind.

[Image: Lucid]

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14 Comments on “Special Edition Lucid Dreams Involve Plenty of Power, Range...”


  • avatar

    That image has such strong 80s neon vibes.

  • avatar
    ajla

    “expect to hear from Lucid soon regarding which version of the $169,000 car you’d like”

    We don’t all make auto journalist money.

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    I could make do with 1/3 of the horsepower and price. I don’t need a 9-second quarter-miler.

    Lucid won’t kill Tesla, but they will bite at their ankles. All accounts say the Air is a supremely nice ride, and the company has been diligently staying the course for years to reach this goal.

    Importantly, their EV efficiency appears to be on-par with Tesla (or better), which nobody else has been able to match in a vehicle this size.

    • 0 avatar
      RHD

      Exactly. 1000+ HP is great on paper, but often quickly fatal to the car, the driver, or both. 250 HP is more than enough for normal use. A 500 mile range is terrific. It needs to be priced similar to ICE vehicles, or even a bit lower.
      A better car at a better price = a surefire winner.
      Too much car at way too high a price means Lucid will stay on the fringes.

      • 0 avatar
        Flipper35

        Tesla started out with high end vehicles first as well. Lucid has the Gravity coming after the air.

        If they can build a car that works like the prototypes they will be OK selling to high end customers first.

        The interior is much nicer looking and laid out than a Tesla. I loath the Tesla gimmicky interiors.

    • 0 avatar

      “I could make do with 1/3 of the horsepower and price. I don’t need a 9-second quarter-miler.”

      @SCE to AUX, this car is not for you it is for rich people who need 1000 horsepower and 9-second quarter-mile.

  • avatar
    Tele Vision

    Want.

  • avatar
    el scotto

    1st, had to check the byline. 2nd, after TTAC, let Lucid’s chief engineer write an article; I don’t believe anything that has been written about them. 3rd, taking the 2nd point, what kind of bribes is TTAC taking from Lucid to be their butt-boys?

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      “I don’t believe anything that has been written about them”

      Why not? What do you believe about them, and what informed that opinion?

      Do you believe the videos of the Air going 217 mph on a track back in 2017? You know, TTAC isn’t the only source writing about Lucid.

  • avatar
    stuki

    Nothing like selling hype to rank idiots on Fed welfare, in fully financialized dystopias…

  • avatar
    goacom

    We will be approaching 7 years with our Model S (also have a VW Sportwagen as a regular car). It has, and continues to, serve us well. For our next EV, it will be all about range. 400+ real world miles (at say 70mph) would certainly enable long range trips. The Lucid long range definitely looks interesting and if Tesla opens up its network to all cars, it would certainly make this car a strong contender. Why not the updated Model S? I just hate the yoke steering and even more touch screen controls, which btw, still dont integrate with Android Auto or Apple Car Play (Tesla’s navigation sucks). The new Model S’ range is also much less than the Lucid. The only way for me to get the stated range on my Model S is by driving at 65mph which makes long distance driving longer than ideal.

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