Do you remember Wayne’s World? Wayne (Mike Myers) sees Cassandra (Tia Carrere) and proclaims: “She will be mine. OH YES, she will be mine!” That is much like the way I feel about the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance.
Dream Edition Performance and Dream Edition Range
Lucid Group recently announced that the limited-run Lucid Air Dream Edition will be produced in two distinct versions – the Dream Edition Performance and the Dream Edition Range. They are both powerful - but as you might gather by their names, one is focused on delivering the most power and performance while the other is focused on delivering more range.
Dream Edition Performance is the powerhouse with a powertrain optimized for speed and acceleration, delivering a wow-worthy 1,111 horsepower. The Dream Edition Range delivers will deliver 933 horsepower while embodying Lucid’s focus on maximizing range. The Range Edition is projected to deliver a 500+ range based upon manufacturer’s projected EPA estimated range when equipped with 19” wheels. As with all EV's, range varies on a number of factors.
Here's a side-by-side look at the two models performance numbers for comparison.
Lucid Motors says EPA range certification is currently in process and will be announced for each version of the Dream Edition when complete. . Although the official EPA ranges are not yet available, Lucid recently completed a real-world evaluation drive with Motor Trend. During the drive, a pair of Dream Edition Range cars drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco at highway speeds via central California, and then back across the San Francisco Bay to Lucid’s global headquarters, traveling 445 miles on a single charge. Upon arrival, the cars displayed, respectively, 30 miles and 72 miles of charge remaining (for totals of 475 and 517 miles).
“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. “I’m delighted to provide our Dream Edition customers with this additional choice and breadth of capabilities.”
Lucid says it will be contacting Dream Edition reservation holders shortly to update their configuration with their preferred version, both of which remain at the fully-equipped price of $169,000 ($161,500 after potential $7,500 US federal tax credit).
Lucid's announcement comes shortly after its appearance during Monterey Car Week.
In September, Lucid says it will begin hosting media tours of its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, ahead of customer deliveries. Deliveries of both versions of the fully reserved Lucid Air Dream Edition will begin later this year, with Lucid Air Grand Touring following shortly thereafter.
To recap some other recent Lucid news, earlier in August we reported that Lucid went public after completing a merger. It's also been busy opening Studio and Service locations where visitors can learn about the Lucid Air lineup Since the original story, the planned Dallas Studio date has been moved from Q4 of this year to Q1 of 2022. Studios in Houston, San Diego, and Orange County, are still estimated to arrive in the fourth quarter of the year. For a list of current Studio and Service locations click here.