Rivian never announced how many Launch Edition they will make. They just keep making until they suddenly cut off. Estimate by people is anywhere between 5,000~10,000.Weren't launch editions capped too? I remember them being sold out when I first placed my order.
Spring of 2023 would still be delivering Launch Edition. I bought mine from secondary market on Jan 2023, The original buyer placed order Dec 2018 LA Auto Show and got delivery on Dec 2022, so it was 4 years wait.I reserved a Launch Edition R1S in February 2019. When spring of 2023 came and went without my ever having been contacted by a "Rivian Guide" (despite promises it would happen before Thanksgiving 2022), I canceled my reservation. I wonder if there was a Launch Edition waiting list at that point?
Then I got called on Aug 2023 to configure, it was Adventure Edition, with some exterior color options gone and exclusive interior color gone, and mostly, no more quad motor as option. I lost my luster and let go my order.
Launch Edition only had difference of exclusive Blue color option, quad motor and many Easter basket badges. To me, quad motor was bigger deal than their in-house performance dual motor.
They should make them to whoever wanted to pay for them. I originally ordered a Pure, but my desire creeped up to Touring then GT as time goes on and I didn’t want to wait too long. But when I finally said “F it!” Give me DE on Jan 1st, the 520 orders was filled. I got the earliest GT out of production on Mar 2022.Agree. I wanted the Air Dream Edition for its extra power. I have always felt the "exclusivity factor" is largely an artificial construct manufactured by marketing departments and seldom real product advances driven by engineers.
One of the things that impressed me early on about Lucid was a conversation I had with Zak Edson, VP of Sales & Service, a year before the Dream entered production. He told me about the unique metallurgy of the Dream Edition rear motor and other engineering features of the car, such as the proprietary chemistry of the Samsung batteries used in its 118-kWh battery pack. He said the Dream Edition originated from a desire by Peter Rawlinson to see just how far they could take the car's platform with a dual-motor configuration from an engineering perspective without having to make cost too much a factor.
Yeah, it was offered in a unique exterior and interior color, but it was also a different car to drive. That is what I'm hoping for the Gravity Dream Edition . . . a difference you feel behind the wheel without going into the extremes of Sapphire territory. And I hope they make them available to all who are willing to pay for them.
Aside from performance and battery size, I really like Eureka Gold and that special 21” rim.
I hope Gravity DE does put high emphasis on drivetrain performance, but rather focus on luxury of finer cabin materials and premium software. Even Rivian capped R1S at 110mph, I never felt the need to go 100mph. I do appreciate its 0-60 on freeway ramp.