Special Edition Lucid Dreams Involve Plenty of Power, Range
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.
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?
Nothing like selling hype to rank idiots on Fed welfare, in fully financialized dystopias...
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.