Despite its difficulties, Faraday Future has unveiled its first model, the FF91, a hyper luxurious crossover with a very ambitious technical record: 1050 hp, battery of 130 kWh, range of 700 km and a 0 to 100 km / h shot In 2.39 seconds.
The revelation of the FF91 could suggest that everything is going well at Faraday Future. Still, it\’s Nick Sampson, vice president of brand responsible for research and development, which ensured the show following the departure of leaders of the young start-up. He did not hesitate to use superlatives in the dictionary to unveil the FF91, including the famous “disruption “ . Faraday Future has no other mission than to “revolutionize the automobile industry” according to him. Each driver of the FF91 will have a personal identifier called FFID (for Faraday Future ID) that will store driving parameters in the cloud and transfer them between vehicles. In addition, the future owner can use the facial recognition to unlock the doors of the FF91.
If the FFID leaves us with marble, this is not the case with the technical characteristics. The FF91 does not make in the lace and immediately displays a power of 1050 hp. Faraday Future reveals very little about the powertrain that promises thunderous performance. The FF91 would perform the crucial test of any electric car, the 0 to 100 km / h, in 2.39 seconds! It is nothing but the best time ever announced by a builder. The autonomy is not in rest because the FF91 boasts a autonomy of 700 kilometers in cycle NEDC. Developed in collaboration with LG Chem, the 130 kWh battery can be charged to 50% in 4.5 hours on a 240 V outlet.
The FF91 contrasts with the trends of the segment of luxurious sedans by adopting the template of a crossover whose silhouette was sculpted by the desire to offer a CX as low as possible which reaches 0.25, a remarkable figure for a crossover. The choice of a typical crossover body would have been dictated by the optimization of habitability. Although the start-up did not unveil any photograph of the cockpit, the prototype, unveiled at CES, revealed a very luxurious cockpit with a rear limo space as the Chinese guests love so much. Faraday Future announces a 60-degree seat tilt where a Mercedes-Maybach completes only a 43-degree tilt.
Not surprisingly, the FF91 offers autonomous driving, but the young shoot has not yet announced the level of autonomy. As a reminder, Tesla announced that it wanted to deploy its level 5 self-sustaining system as soon as possible. Like the Tesla produced since the end of October 2016, the FF91 has 13 short and long-range radars, 10 cameras providing 360-degree vision Around the car, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a retractable lidar on the hood. All this electronic barda would already allow the FF91 to park on its own thanks to the Driverless Valet function.
Still in a state of prototype with uncertain production, Faraday Future has not announced any tariffs, but the more adventurous will be able to deposit a deposit of $ 5,000 to reserve their copy. The first 300 models will be named FF91 Alliance Edition. Part of the sale of these first 300 models will be reserved for associations protecting the environment.