Lucid Air is one of the most exciting new electric vehicles, thanks to its style, luxury, range, performance and ability to engage the driver. It’s an electric sedan that stands out in the market right now, so it’s no wonder it’s part of the new series of die-cast miniatures that were featured in the April 2022 edition of Hot magazine. Wheels, published four times a year.
The series is called Best of Green Speed and its motto is
You don’t need gas to outrun the competition!
Hot Wheels chose to paint its Lucid Air figure in Cosmo Silver, a color not previously available – the first vehicles sold were all either black, white or red. Vehicles finished in this shade of silver are rolling off the production line now, in the less extreme Grand Touring version with 816 horsepower and an expected range of 516 miles (830 km).
It also includes an Audi E-Tron GT, the monstrous Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400, the GMC Hummer EV and the Nissan Leaf RC Nismo race car. The Lucid is the most surprising presence among these EVs, all of which matter in different ways, especially if you look at sales volume and overall market impact.
However, it turned out so remarkably good that it won praise from everyone who rode it. We also found the Air really quite good and it’s also the very first EV to hit 500 miles (804km) in our standard 70mph range test. It’s also extremely fast in Dream Edition guise, second only to the Tesla Model S Plaid in terms of acceleration.
The Lucid Air Dream Edition range, the one we tested, has a claimed range of up to 520 miles (836 km) on a single charge, and we came remarkably close even when driving the vehicle at speeds of highway constants. We were really impressed and look forward to driving more versions of the Air in the future, as well as the company’s next SUV called Gravity.