2018 Lucid Air: $100,000 Tesla fighter looks great, but will it ever be built?

The Lucid Air, launched this week, looks fantastic and has mind blowing specifications, but as with all new car companies, we have to ask: will it be made?

We’ll just have to wait until 2018 to find out. They could end up like Faraday Future: full of potential, but out of cash and organization, or they could be the next Tesla.

The Lucid Air has a standard 100kWh battery, but the optional 130kWh battery has a range of around 400mi (644km). The top model of the Air will have a total of over 1000hp (746kW) from its electric motors, and a 0 to 60mph time of about 2.5 seconds.

The Air will “autonomous ready”, and will come with radars, cameras, and Lidar. The Air will be available in both 4 and 5 seat versions, with the 4 seat car having executive seats that recline.

The Lucid Air is available for reservation now, and will be built from 2018 at a new US$700 million factory in Arizona.

Prices start at US$100,000. A US$25,500 deposit required for the Launch Edition model that’s limited to 255 cars. A US$2,500 is required for the standard car.