Faraday Future Preps For Pike’s Peak – Videos
On Sunday (June 25th) Faraday Future is bringing its prototype FF91 all-electric vehicle to Colorado to take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – a 12.42 mile hill climb, that features 156 turns.
Technically, they are already there, and have produced a video(above) of their efforts to get ready.
“We’ve traveled to Pikes Peak to evaluate the thermal systems and battery pack of the FF 91 in a real-world setting.”
In 2015, an electric vehicle was the fastest overall to the top in the event.
Last year (2016) EVs finished second and third, but in so doing set a new record time of 8:57.118 – which was 6 seconds off the lead (set by Rhys Millen driving a eO PP100).
Can Faraday Future take the crown in 2017? It’s pretty doubtful.
..but we are sure they would be happy to match the results of Honda from last year.
The Japanese company entered its Acura EV Concept into the race, and finished 3rd, noting a time of 9:06.015; a result which mostly just made us sad the company wasn’t intending to put the supercar into production. A race-ready Tesla Model S also set a new production electric car record at 11:48.
Of note: Also check out the FF91 launching at Pikes Peak during practice days and an earlier “tire test” run (video below)
The Faraday Future 91 made its debut this past January from CES in Las Vegas. And on paper, the EV has the right stuff to make a strong run at the course, with 783 kW/1,050 hp on tap, good for a 0-60 mph run in 2.39 seconds. The FF91 is equipped with a 130 kWh battery, good for 378 miles of EPA-estimated range…so it certainly won’t run out of juice before the top.
Provided it can puts its financial woes behind it, Faraday Future hopes to start deliveries of the FF 91 in late 2018.
If interested in watching the event live, a live broadcast kicks off on Sunday, June 25 at 7:30 MDT. Watch it here.