Faraday Future launches its first electric car – the FF 91

News | January 4th, 2017 by 17
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A year after introducing their first concept car, California-based Faraday Future launches their first production series electric car. Dubbed FF91, the sleek four-door outputs 1,000 horsepower produced …

A year after introducing their first concept car, California-based Faraday Future launches their first production series electric car. Dubbed FF91, the sleek four-door outputs 1,000 horsepower produced by electric motors with a range of 378 miles and comes with a hefty deposit – $5,000.

Over the past year, “we have moved from the idea of a company to a company with fully functioning beta vehicles,” said Nick Sampson, Faraday’s senior vice president of R&D and engineering. “We have to flip the automotive industry back on its head, break it down and build it up the way it should have been in the first place, independent of fossil fuels.”

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As for price, Faraday representatives were mum, saying only that the company aims “to deliver the value of an ultra-luxury car at the price of a premium sedan.”

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According to Faraday Future, the car is able to hit 60 mph in 2.39 seconds — which, if accurate, would narrowly beat out the 2.4 seconds it takes a Tesla Model S to hit 60 mph. But no head-to-head comparison was provided at the moment. 

Beyond that, the car has a few extra flourishes like a dual antennae that allows a wifi hotspot, facial recognition that allows for keyless entry and 151 cubic feet of space internally.

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Deliveries are set for 2018.

17 responses to “Faraday Future launches its first electric car – the FF 91”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    I like what they’re bringing, i think their car has great specs. It’s not the prettiest thing but it’s not ugly either, and from a distance the interior looked pretty darn good.

    I hope it’ll keep them afloat.

    • CDspeed says:

      That’s one thing I don’t understand, why didn’t they show off the interior every car company in the world shows their cars inside, and out at big debuts.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        To be fair they’re at the CES so maybe they wanted to focus on the tech, then in an actual Auto Salon they’ll show what the car is about ?

        • CDspeed says:

          Still it’s strange, and if they expect to receive a few $5,000 dollar deposits they should give people some idea of how it looks. Maybe some of the interior tech wasn’t ready…

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            I checked out Marques Brownlee’s video and the car was open, seems like some people could have a look at the interior. I guess if people are interested they can have the info ?

      • Bob Morane says:

        Tesla also did not show the Model 3 interior.

        • CDspeed says:

          True, but they did take pictures of what was there at the debut, and still took customers for a ride at the launch event.

        • Pictor says:

          They did show the interior of the S when it debuted. Although I liked the prototype interior better than the production version.

  2. CDspeed says:

    It’s interesting, and boring at the same time.

  3. Me says:

    I like it. Kind of a mix between a BMW i-series and a VW Golf. Of course I’m weird and also like the Chrysler Portal concept. Hail to the minivan!

    It looks like this is going to be the new shape of EV crossovers from now on…e.g. Jaguar I-Pace, leaked “i5” patent images, and now the FF91… all have the same basic shape. Cab forward, low profile, wide track, long roofline with a rear window that doesn’t slope until the rear passenger backrests are passed (obviously for headroom purposes).

  4. Michael says:

    It appears that the man responsible for the BMW i brand design is quite void of new ideas, unable to create anything new… the FF looks like a mutated version of the i3 / i8

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/651d52a51f77fad5deda7077cffba808ff0edc2c91bfd899bd1d0f213b628a89.jpg

    • John says:

      It’s way better looking than the i3.

      • Michael says:

        Many of my turds look better than others, but just because it may look “way better” than the others doesn’t make it any better of a turd.

      • guest says:

        They are in VERY different segments, why compare them? Also, haven’t you heard? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The ff91 doesn’t exist yet, why not wait until if & when you actually see one? By that time there will be a new i3.

  5. Pictor says:

    I want Faraday Future and Tesla to succeed because Detroit is so devoid of innovation. Even resistant to it. However, something about FF seems fishy and Delorian-esq. I just cannot put my finger on it.

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