Of course, at that price, it has to be at least somewhat rare. The Launch Edition will be the first cars to roll off the line in 2019, and will be limited to 255 examples. Lucid promises it "will be well optioned and include distinguishing features." That includes, as USA Today points out, a pair of independent reclining rear seats that bear a striking resemblance to the first class seating on international flights. In fact, Lucid refers to the air as a "private jet on wheels." Customers who prefer to be driven rather than drive will surely enjoy this feature.
But with 1,000 horsepower on tap, the driver's seat is the place to be. The Lucid Air will sprint from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds, and looks to be quite capable even in the snow and ice. The engineers are busy perfecting the driving dynamics, tuned to create an engaging experience behind the wheel. It's also equipped with autonomous driving technology to take some of the burden off the human pilot over the course of its (up to) 400-mile driving range.
Lucid is currently focused on building a manufacturing facility in Arizona, to the tune of $700 million, beginning next year. Getting that finished in time to deliver the Launch Edition Air in 2019 is sure to be a challenge.