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Just wanted to introduce myself and thank you guys for already having a forum ready to go. I'm a current Tesla Model 3 Performance owner and placed my reservation on August 6th for the Air Grand Touring.

Lucid was kind enough to set me up with a studio visit in Miami this morning and the entire experience was absolutely first class. The team there was incredibly friendly and spent over an hour with me looking through every aspect of the car. As an engineer, I really enjoyed getting to see the frame and battery structure.

A few things I noticed...

I was amazed by the variety of high quality surfaces in the cabin and how they each seem to have an interesting texture. I think coming out of a Tesla I appreciate everything not being smooth vinyl even more. It's a really nice design element and makes the car look even higher end than the more plastic you look of even Porsche and Mercedes these days.

I'm reasonably but not unusually tall at just over 6 ft. One definitely needs to get their head down and under the door frame before you straighten up into the spacious interior. There's definitely an additional neck movement necessary there. I think the payoff is once you're inside that cabin the glass roof is so amazing. Has anyone else that 6 ft or over noticed the sun visors seem to be right in the middle of your line of vision? I chatted with the studio representative there who said that as a pre-production car these things could move around.

All of the YouTube and articles I read had discussed how spacious the back seat was. Words really can't do it justice. It's huge back there I don't really know where they get all that space. This may be one of the rare times we use my my car instead of my wife's for long trips.

I was pretty committed to the darker gray color and it looked spectacular on the pre-production demo unit. But, seeing that deep red in real life makes me reevaluate my commitment to the gray.

The car is spectacularly low and sleek. One of my concerns about the Lucid versus Tesla is that it's less of a sporty car. But it actually looks lower and sleeker than the Model S. I'm optimistic that there will be an aggressive firm drive mode that makes the car really stiff.

Anyway great to be part of this community and please let me know if anyone else has that experience with the sunvisors. That was the only thing that made me the tiniest bit concerned about being comfortable in the car.
 

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Welcome @Keith58!

Did you take any pictures of videos while at the Lucid Studio?
Considered any other new vehicles before deciding to go with the Air?
 

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Welcome to the forum @Keith58! I'm a fellow tall person and that issue with the sun visors plagues me haha. Once you got inside the car how much headroom did you have?

Also, as an engineer what about the Air stands out to you the most technologically?
 

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I really hope they work it out. It would be a shame if the present location were fixed in stone. I'm not sure I could practically drive the car. I have to imagine that's on the list of things to address. Certainly six feet is a pretty ordinary height these days so it's got to be common among many of their test drivers and design stuff.

Once I ducked my head under the door frame and sat back up I would say I had 3 inches of headroom maybe - definitely more than your typical luxury car with a moonroof. Was almost a little claustrophobic the first second after getting in until you realized how spectacular the view
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There were a couple things that really stood out to me. The compactness of the electric motors, the design and execution of the interior and various tactile surfaces. The ability to drag down from the right cockpit display onto the lower screen - which is a gimmick but it's really cool. And, finally, the simplicity of the mechanical and suspension elements. I know that's common across the electric vehicle world but when you see something that moves and it's just the battery pack, two little motors and an inverter it's pretty impressive compared to a big engine and transmission.
 

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Welcome @Keith58!

Did you take any pictures of videos while at the Lucid Studio?
Considered any other new vehicles before deciding to go with the Air?
Hey! I did take a few and I will try to get them downsized so I can post them. I wonder if they are the same pictures everyone else has because we're all looking at the same prototype. It's really beautiful though I was actually thinking about it today and share the pictures with a friend who just bought a polestar 2.
 

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Welcome @Keith58

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. You said, "Lucid was kind enough to set me up with a studio visit in Miami this morning..." I don't follow, what did they exactly provide?
 

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Hi! Just exactly that. I placed my deposit and heard from my advisor who asked if I'd been able to see the car. When I replied that I had not, he arranged a time for me to sit in the car and ask a bunch of questions. But mostly impressed me was the difference between Lucid and Tesla and the fact a human actually reached out to me and took the time to introduce the company.

I was in my Model 3 today and it really does look plastic and overly simplistic compared to the Air.
 

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Hi! Just exactly that. I placed my deposit and heard from my advisor who asked if I'd been able to see the car. When I replied that I had not, he arranged a time for me to sit in the car and ask a bunch of questions. But mostly impressed me was the difference between Lucid and Tesla and the fact a human actually reached out to me and took the time to introduce the company.

I was in my Model 3 today and it really does look plastic and overly simplistic compared to the Air.
Ok, I just saw "Hello from Atlanta." and you said you visited a studio in Miami. I am on list for a Zenith Red Grand Touring. Make sure you add yourself to the list on this site.

 
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