The launch was full of buzzwords, but the main push from Faraday was how fast the car really is. With 1,050 horsepower, the car can go from 0–60 in 2.39 seconds. That’s faster than any other car built today.
Faraday Future took the wraps off a long-awaited production car this week at CES in Las Vegas just as circumstances grow ever more challenging for the Los Angeles-based automotive startup backed by Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting.
The company showed off the FF 91 crossover-style car late Tuesday that it says combines supercar performance with ultra-luxury ride and comfort. It tested the latter feature before a live audience on Monday, as well as clocking its acceleration on stage against high-end luxury vehicles from Bentley, Ferrari and Tesla.
The FF 91 will usher in a new age of connected vehicles.
said Nick Sampson, the company’s senior vice president and a former Tesla engineer.
The future has some electric speed for us
Riding on Faraday Future’s scalable Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), the FF91 casts a shadow very similar to that of a Ford Expedition while sitting on a wheelbase seven inches longer.
A 130.0-kWh battery pack created in partnership with LG Chem is said to provide enough juice to take the FF91 an estimated 378 miles between charges, or approximately 63 miles farther than a Tesla Model S P100D can travel.
Nearly all physical buttons have been banished from the FF91’s cabin, with even items such as power-window and seat controls operated via touch-sensitive TFT screens.
The company says will go into production in 2018, and we will see this Faraday Future Car compete with Tesla for the electric sports car market.
Cars have become a big part of CES in recent years. This year vehicles capable of “emotion” are expected to take center stage. Honda claims that its cars will be “artificially generate their own emotions”, while other big brands are planning to unveil their own vehicles that are capable of interacting with the driver.
So if you are planning to own this car, notice that on Tuesday the company opened a section on its website where people can register to take delivery of the FF 91 for a deposit of $5,000.