Two-Tone Lucid Air Takes A Bow In Monterey

Lucid Motors has given the world a taste of its second prototype, unveiling a tweaked Air during Monterey Car Week in the U.S.

Compared to the all-silver Lucid Air unveiled in December 2016, this particular unit has an eye-catching two-tone paint scheme combining silver elements with a body finished predominantly in dark grey. It may take you a while to fall in love with the exterior finish but the more we look at it, the more we like it.

Lucid didn’t use the festivities in Monterey to announce anything new about the Air and the latest we heard from the company is that it was pondering a possible sale to Ford. However, it doesn’t appear that the large automaker is interested in a deal at the moment.

In the meantime, the electric vehicle start-up is continuing to raise funds to make the Air a production reality and to do so, it needs to get its $700 million factory in Arizona up and running.

If everything goes to plan, Lucid hopes to begin construction of the Air when the first $240 million stage of the factory is complete. Initially, this should support between 8,000 and 10,000 units a year. In 2022, work on the entire facility should be completed, allowing Lucid to build about 130,000 vehicles a year.

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  • no25

    Wow, I actually dig the way it looks

    • Infinite1

      +1

    • brn

      You mean a lot like a modern Lincoln? That’s what I see.

      • no25

        I never said anything about a Lincoln. lol I like the way it looks whereas I don’t like the way any Lincoln looks.

  • TheBelltower

    This is so pretty. I hope that there will be more competition alongside Tesla.

    • Infinite1

      And more reliable

  • Ruel Lewis

    I really hope get enough funding so they can sustain themselves and don’t have to sell out and potentially ruin them.

    • donald seymour

      So, true.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks even more like a Ford/Lincoln in that paint scheme.

  • I SAW THIS CRAMMED IN A CORNER AT THE NY CAR SHOW AND IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER IN PERSON THAN IT DOES IN PICTURES.

    • Infinite1

      How was the craftsmanship?

      • I COULDN’T GET THAT CLOSE IT WAS WEDGED IN BEHIND ROPES, SO I COULDN’T SEE THE QUALITY OF THE BUILD.

    • Jason Miller

      Caps lock button broken?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Haven’t we been over this now? -_-

  • salamOOn

    awesome looking vehicle!

  • ediotsavant

    Lucid must be on drugs for them to think someone will buy them. Every major auto maker has already invested deeply in developing their own electric car.

    • For their sake I hope they keep taking them then. Competition is good for everyone.

      • ediotsavant

        There is lots of competition. But what does Lucid have to offer that others don’t have?

    • TheVuvuzelanist

      I think the main interest for the big manufacturers is getting a hold of better battery tech. Lucid used to be a battery company and they are the sole provider for Formula E battery packs next year. My guess is that the guys at Ford want that in their cars.

  • Dennis James

    Looks really really nice ! Props to the designer(s) !

  • Matthijs

    Its stunning!

  • fabri99

    I really want this to work out for them. It looks very promising…

  • JDonn

    Donald, from the second door to the rear profile, it looks like it was influenced by a cross between the MKC and the Interceptor concept with maybe a little hint Continental in that rear shoulder. If you mixed all three together, you could easily come up with something very similar to this car.

  • Lancia Fan

    They should get in touch with FCA, even though they have no money to invest, I’m sure they could find a production line somewhere thats not being used to its full capabilities. This would make a good Lancia, classy looks, and its techy. Squeeze a new grille on it and get it on the road

    • Tumbi Mtika

      HELL NO!!!

      I’m not letting Sergio kill a brand before it gets off the ground!

      • Lancia Fan

        haha you have a point, I’m looking forward to his retirement

  • Infinite1

    Looks good, based on the pictures, I don’t see horrible gaps between body parts like Telsa. I really hope they can get it to production

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I DIG this, hardcore!

  • Sybill Julian

    a combined accord 2018 with panamera 2018

  • Samantha Davis

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90bbbc942ec7d6f74305cf033a1e610ce959f658271893a7e9f61e9b6911caf8.jpg

    I had my Flex custom painted this combo. It turned out really nice, hopefully we will start to see more two tone cars in the future!

    • donald seymour

      I am a Flex fan.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        So massively and cruelly overlooked…

  • Blanka Li

    Style wise, definitely more interesting than the Tesla Model S.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      The Tesla is better proportioned though.

  • DR.FUNK

    Much better. They could sell a few of these.

  • nastinupe

    Mazda needs to buy them. They wasted all of that money on the rotary, they need to come back around to reality… and fast! This would help them get there and then some.

  • BlackPegasus

    I really hope this startup succeeds. It could be the luxurious EV buyers have been waiting for.
    Tesla would be almost perfect if it actually incorporated detail to LUXURY in its automobiles.

  • emjayay

    To me the interesting thing is that this and the Teslas are all carefully sculpted and very clean and simplified designs. The Lucid includes a bit of a nod to the 50’s and 60’s two door hardtops with the roof design. This is, they think, the future. Meanwhile Toyotas and Nissans and Hondas are going for origami designs adorned with every sculpted thing possible including fake front and rear brake vents and every current styling cliche that will fit.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nice to see McConaughey is thinking green. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    They should really move the cabin farther back. It’s something that would take this car from great to perfect.

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