Faraday Future made good on its promise of showcasing its first consumer electric vehicle, dubbed the FF 91, at CES 2017 Tuesday evening.
As Jalopnik reports, the Faraday Future FF 91 boasts a whopping 1,050 horsepower that propels the limo-esque SUV from 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds with a range of 378 miles on a single charge. That’s faster to 60 than any commercial vehicle on the road today.
Faraday Future if you recall last month posted teaser clips of its vehicle racing off the line against a Bentley, Ferrari and a Tesla Model X. As part of its flashy unveiling, the company had those three vehicles accelerate live in front of the crowd – one at a time, mind you – in addition to a Model S P100D.
The pre-production prototype is outfitted with 10 front and rear-facing cameras, more than a dozen short and long-range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a high-def 3D LiDAR system that pops out of the “hood.”
Another interesting aspect of the FF 91 is the fact that it’s keyless in every sense of the word. There are no door handles or side mirrors; instead, you get wireless entry via Bluetooth / facial recognition and cameras for mirrors.
I would encourage anyone interested in the Faraday Future FF 91 to check out the company’s reveal video embedded above as there’s way more discussed there than we have time for here today. What the company showcased is no doubt impressive and I genuinely hope they're able to deliver on the many promises made at CES 2017.
Those willing to take a gamble with Faraday Future and its FF 91 can register on the company’s website and place a $5,000 refundable deposit towards the eventual purchase of the vehicle. Faraday Future didn’t reveal how much the vehicle will ultimately cost but it did say that production is expected to begin sometime in 2018.