Apparently, they aren't powder coated, but entirely different material. Could be marketing nonsense, but that's what I read somewhere. I am with you though. I did Rivian Blue with Blacked out 22" wheels. 🤤
There could be a difference in what they're made of but it's likely the same reason why most car companies charge for black wheels or trim pieces...because they can lol.
Pricing of them is proportionate to the rest of the R1S and its features. So although priced high, its an easier sell to us versus a cheaper segment. And the amount of members here that went with it goes to show!