The Lucid Air is finally here and so is their online configurator

What do you think of the model I built for myself?

After so many years of anticipation and rumours and speculation, the Lucid Air is finally here and it looks rather nice. It's made in California, all-electric powertrain of course, and even the base model comes in with competitive performance and range figures. The price is sort of okay-ish, too.

Along with the Air Dream Edition, the first available model, Lucid also released an online configurator you can use to build your own Lucid Air. There are four models in the line-up: Air Dream Edition, Air Grand Touring, Air Touring and entry-level Air.

The Air Dream Edition, available from Spring 2021, up to 503 miles of range, 1,080 hp and a $169,000 price tag.

The Air Grand Touring, with deliveries expected in Summer 2021, up to 517 miles of range, 800 hp and $139,000 price tag.

The entry-level Air, the cheapest version you can buy starting below $80,000, is only going to be available in 2022, which is why I eventually settled for the fourth version available, the Air Touring, which is the one I used for my configuration. I decided to spec my virtual Lucid based on the Air Touring because if I were actually buying this car, with real money, this would probably be the most sensible proposition mostly because the standard Air, which is cheaper, is still two years away. This particular model packs 600+ hp, which is more than enough, a decent 400-mile range and it is also the only model starting below $100,000.

So let's build a car.

Exterior

This particular version is available with four paint options - Stellar White, Infinite Black, Cosmos Silver, Quantum Grey and Zenith Red - and I opted for the red paint, which is actually a deep, rich metallic burgundy. The glass canopy is included in the price.

Three wheel options - 19, 20 and 21 inches - and I went for the 21-inch Aero Blade wheels simply because they look better than the other two designs.

Interior

Three colorways available:

Santa Cruz - a combination of Nappa and Natural Grain leather in Lucid Black (front seats only) and Ceramic White with Walnut inserts.

Tahoe - a combination of Nappa and Natural Grain leather in Lucid Black (front seats only) and Saddle with Carbon Oak inserts.

Mojave - which is essentially the black-on-black-on-black version with black leather and black Carbon Oak inserts.

I picked the Santa Cruz.

Miscellanea

Level 3 autonomy is available (for free) but I didn't bother with that, but I did select the premium 21-speaker audio package because, as James once, I need a "banging stereo for me tunes".

There's also a Cold Weather Package, cold weather floor mats and an optional Performance Package (no idea what that does, no details provided).

Summary

Let me start by saying that Lucid allows you to save pictures of your build from each angle at the click of a button and they get my thumbs-up for that because most manufacturers make it so complicate to save pictures from the online configurator. Some won't even you let do that so you have to use screenshots.

So there you go, my all-wheel drive, 620-hp Lucid Air Touring would set me back $95,000.

You can build your Lucid Air here.

What do you think of this spec? Let me in the comments

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Comments (6)

  • I went Grand Touring in Stellar White, Platinum look, Santa Cruz interior (white), BANGIN audio and all goodies. $139k.

    I have to clear it with my money manager but when I called and mentioned the price I heard laughter then a dial tone. Not sure if we got disconnected or what but I should have that cleared up soon.

      1 month ago
    • Haha they probably thought you said 139 million. Once you explain it’s 139 thousand you’ll be good

        1 month ago
  • #ev #news #funstuff

      1 month ago
  • this is best online configurator than Rolls Royce does. beautiful pictures and animations or 3D environment

      1 month ago
  • Wow! What's not to like? I think I would want Blade Runner style piezioelectric (prob. not the right word, lol) window shades molded into the glass that are infinitely adjustable, like a window rolling up and down. $95k doesn't seem unreasonable: $10k down and $1500 per month for 60 months (an estimate). 12k miles per year, 72k miles over the duration of the lease. Total lease and down payment for 60 months = $100k (nice, easy math). Residual value? Let's say it's worth $28k after 5 years, to make the math even easier. 72k miles for $72k - or a dollar a mile. Theoretically there's no maintenance cost, and I'm not adding the cost of electricity - because I don't know what it is and I'm too lazy to look it up.

      1 month ago
  • Oh nice, the first EV that I like that's not made by VAG

      1 month ago

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