2017 CES: Faraday Future introduces FF 91 all-electric EV with 1050hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 8, 2017

Faraday Future brought the FFZERO1 Concept to last year’s Consumer Electronics Show but it’s back this year with yet another astonishing revelation. This year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas has set the stage for the EV startup’s first ever production vehicle.

Dubbed as the FF 91 (or FF nine one), Faraday’s all-electric supercar is a mix of highly advanced intelligence features, luxury, precise handling and performance in one. Powered by 130 kWh battery pack, the FF 91 is capable of delivering up to 1,050 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque.

LG Chem co-created the battery pack which can be charged 50% full in less than 4.5 hours with the use of its 240-volt home charger. But there’s more to admire about this new EV. It not only boasts of 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, it also has an EPA-estimated range of 378 miles to go with its exceptional battery performance.

Faraday Future built the prototype based on their VPA (or Variable Platform Architecture). This system is also found on the FFZERO1 concept the company has showcased at CES from the previous year. According to them, the FF 91’s four-motor setup gives the car improved safety and agility due to its real-time torque vectoring at the rear wheels. Furthermore, Faraday Future likewise described their latest vehicle to be “driven by aerodynamics”. Perhaps this is proven by its impressive 0.25 coefficient of drag.

Just like the rest of EV’s we heard of these days, Faraday’s FF 91 also comes with autonomous driving. So if Tesla has its own “Summon” self-parking feature, Faraday’s FF91 has its “Driverless Valet” system to be proud about. However, there are no exact details yet regarding the extent of autonomous features it can offer. What we’ve found out is that it has a built-in retractable 3D lidar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 10 HD cameras and 13 short range/ long range radars. Impressed? Wait until you hear some more.

During its development, majority of attention was given to its exterior design. Thus, the car looks more than amazing, if there’s any real way to describe it. Even so, many of its designs were also made for the interior. Though the prototype model on display isn’t completely made-up, at least the company reassured that the finished product will feature the most impressive interior cabin complete with 60-degrees-reclining rear seats.

Initially, Faraday will be producing limited edition FF91 for the first 300 customers. This will be the FF 91 Alliance Edition wherein part of the sales will be allotted for environmental causes. For those who are interested, reservations for the FF91 are being received at their website for a minimum of a $5,000 deposit.

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