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Lucid Air Dream Edition will be available in Performance and Range versions

Those looking to be among the first to get their hands on the Lucid Air will now get two different flavors to choose from. The brand has just announced that the limited-run Dream Edition will be available in Performance and Range configurations, each with their own unique take.

First off is the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance, which has been optimized for acceleration and speed. Its two electric motors produce a total of 1,111 hp. As a result, it can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds before topping out at 168 mph. The Air Dream Edition Performance also wears 21-inch wheels with staggered tires at 245/35R21 in front and 265/35/R21 in the rear. You can also opt for 19-inch alloy wheels.

The Air Dream Edition Range is a smidgen slower with “only” 933 hp but the top speed remains the same as in the Performance variant. On the 0 to 60 mph run, the Air Dream Edition Range is 0.2 seconds slower. To maximize its range, 19-inch alloy wheels are standard on the Range variant. You can also opt for 21-inch wheels if you like. Official EPA estimates for either version of the Air Dream Edition is not out yet but Lucid expects the two versions to be rated at or close to 500 miles per charge thanks to its massive 113-kWh battery. Both versions also get a special version of the Pirelli P Zero tires made specifically for the Air.

Lucid will be contacting those who reserved an Air Dream Edition to update their vehicle’s configuration. Regardless of whether you get the Performance or Range version, the starting price remains $169,000. The Air is still eligible for the full $7,500 tax credit plus local and state incentives that could potentially lower its overall price. Dream Edition models get a specially designed exterior color, unique alloy wheels, and exclusive Santa Monica interior theme with full Nappa leather upholstery, Alcantara inserts, natural wood trim, and a Surreal sound system. The DreamDrive suite of driver assistance features will also be standard complete with the hardware to enable level 3 autonomous driving capability via an over-the-air update. Deliveries of the Air Dream Edition are scheduled to start later this year. In Sept., Lucid will host media tours of its Casa Grande, Arizona factory ahead of customer deliveries. In total, Lucid will produce 500 examples of the Air Dream Edition.

Following shortly after the Dream Edition will be the Air Grand Touring, which will start at around $131,500. This version also has a dual-motor configuration and is good for 800 hp and a range of about 500 miles. It will get 21-inch Aero Blade wheels as standard but you can also choose smaller 20- and 19-inch units. You’ll be able to choose a full range of metallic exterior paint, Nappa leather upholstery complemented by natural wood trim, and Alcantara inserts. Lucid will also offer a leather alternative for those who don’t want cowhides in their vehicle.

Lesser Air models will be the last to arrive and the company hasn’t disclosed when that will be. The Pure and Touring models are priced from around $69,900 and $87,500 respectively and have a range of around 406 miles per charge. Power outputs are 620 hp for the Touring and 480 hp for the Pure. You’ll be able to pick between leather and non-leather interiors and 19- or 20-inch alloy wheel options. However, the Pure and Touring models will only get a level 2-capable version of the DreamDrive driver assistance suite instead of the level 3-capable one found on the Grand Touring and Dream Edition. The Air Pure is the only one available in single-motor, RWD configuration.

The Lucid Air will be one of the quickest charging battery-electric vehicles on the market thanks to its 924-volt charging architecture. That will allow the car to DC charge at peak rates of up to 300 kW, enabling it to recoup 300 miles in 20 minutes. Using a level 2 AC charger, the Air can charge at rates of up to 19.2 kW. Multifunctional bi-directional charging (V2X) will also be included on the Air.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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