Special Edition Lucid Dreams Involve Plenty of Power, Range

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

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]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • El scotto El scotto on Aug 27, 2021

    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?

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Aug 27, 2021

      "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.

  • Stuki Stuki on Aug 27, 2021

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

  • Goacom Goacom on Aug 27, 2021

    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.