If built amongst the struggles the company is undergoing, the Faraday Future FF-91 will beat the Tesla to claim the fastest electric car tag.
Faraday Future (FF) has revealed FF 91 (“nine one”), its first production vehicle, at an exclusive event prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Built upon the company’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 can be reserved at $5,000 which are fully refundable.
FF 91’s powertrain features a multi-motor setup, enabling real-time torque vectoring to the rear wheels. This technology delivers superior acceleration, safety while leveraging rear-wheel steering for agile cornering. Peak motor power is 783 kW, equating to 1050 HP, delivering 0-100 kmph time of 2.39 seconds.
The 130 kWh battery will be sufficient to take you over 700 kilometres on a single charge according to the company. The home charger, included with the vehicle, achieves 50 percent to full charge in under 4.5 hours at 240V.
FF’s VPA is a flexible powertrain system featuring a monocoque vehicle structure in which the chassis and body are a single form. FF 91’s panoramic roof includes smart dimming glass technology. The glass roof, rear and side windows all feature PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) glass, which is operated by users tapping on the glass.
FF is also introducing facial recognition technology – called Arrival Interface – allowing drivers and passengers to unlock the car without a key. A camera installed in the B-pillar between front and back seats can accurately identify the user’s face to grant vehicle entry. Similarly, interior cameras use this technology to recognise users and automatically adjust interior settings to their preferences. In all, the car is equipped with 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors.
The Faraday Future FF-91 is slated to reach production stage in 2018. The first 300 orders will have the opportunity to upgrade to an exclusive launch series, the Alliance Edition, in March 2017. There are no details on the special features of Alliance Edition as of now.
KEY SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds
Power: 1050 HP
Range: 378 miles (EPA est.) and over 700 km (NEDC est.)
Charging Speed: More than 500 miles per hour
ADAS Sensor Suite: 13 long and short range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 10 high definition cameras, 1 3D retractable lidar