First Look Inside Faraday Future’s Headquarters, Plus FF91 Test Drive – Video

Faraday Future FF91

FEB 9 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 16

Though we continue to report about Faraday Future’s seemingly endless struggles, the automaker does have a new headquarters that appears to be high-functioning, and the FF91 impresses.

We’ve been aware of Faraday’s California headquarters for some time, however, it just recently officially opened, and until now, no one has posted pictures or video from inside. Perhaps in an opportunity to help its failing image, the automaker let YouTuber Rob Dahm inside for a tour. He was also able to partake in a lengthy test drive of the FF91.

The video itself was sponsored by Faraday Future, so we’re not sure it gives us a solid impression of the headquarters and what’s actually happening inside, but you can see what appears to be a “normal,” functional headquarters with equipment, vehicles, and workers … at least in the small area that makes its way onto the camera or didn’t get chopped by a video editor.

Faraday Future FF91

Faraday Future FF91

The more interesting part of Rob’s experience is his time in the car. He’s truly impressed with the car, not only in terms or its exhilarating performance but also its level of luxury. Dahm puts the FF91’s cabin well above that of anything currently produced by Tesla.

Let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is a single prototype vehicle, which is likely top-notch in every way since it’s being used to promote the company and “sell” the automaker’s future. Faraday is currently in the midst of substantial fundraising efforts. Nonetheless, Dahm reported:

“When we talk about luxury, Tesla’s got nothing on it.

My dad happens to have a Tesla Model S, which is a wonderful car. But it’s… it’s missing the soul that I love in vehicles. And that, I found in this. Not only have I ridden in it, you’ve seen how crazy the launch is, so you get that sort of emotional connection with it.”

The FF91’s acceleration was exactly as expected from a 1,000 horsepower, dual-motor electric car, and Dahm was also surprised by the car’s handling despite its large size. He found it quite agile, yet he said that even though they pushed it considerably hard, it was impossible to roll. The FF91 features independent rear steering and a “skateboard” style battery back beneath the vehicle.

Video Description via Rob Dahm on YouTube:

While Faraday Future initially sponsored the video to experience the FF 91, it had me so intrigued I wanted to see the headquarters for myself. I see a bunch of talented people bringing a competitive vehicle to life.

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16 Comments on "First Look Inside Faraday Future’s Headquarters, Plus FF91 Test Drive – Video"

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God/Bacardi

“When we talk about luxury, Tesla’s got nothing on it.

My dad happens to have a Tesla Model S, which is a wonderful car. But it’s… it’s missing the soul that I love in vehicles. And that, I found in this. Not only have I ridden in it, you’ve seen how crazy the launch is, so you get that sort of emotional connection with it.”

His dad must not have a Model S100DL as its 0-60 is identical to the FF91 Prototype…I guess if you want to make headlines just mention Tesla! For example:

“The new Nissan Leaf, more range than a Tesla Model S*! *Software limited 40kWh battery”

TJKR

I don’t know what he sees in that car or anyone else. That is one FUGLY car.

cab

Amen…front looks tolerable, but sheesh, it’s not only unattractive, it’s big!

John

Awesome car! Good work!

Dan

A toy for the rich (if ever produced for sale). Not what is needed from the EV world.

arne-nl

Gotta start somewhere….

(see the Tesla secret masterplan)

Pushmi-Pullyu

“Faraday is currently in the midst of substantial fundraising efforts.”

I hope there is nobody out there who is still foolish enough to invest in this scam! How many red flags do we need?!?!

Tech billionaire Jia Yueting, the man who founded the electronics conglomerate LeEco and operates the electric-car startup Faraday Future, is being pursued by another company he founded because of unpaid debts in China…

LeEco’s business has all but crumbled worldwide under mounting debts. In the last year, a Chinese court froze millions of dollars in assets belonging to Jia and his associates that were linked to a loan for a LeEco subsidiary.

Jia, who now lives in the tony Southern California beach suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes, has vowed to repay the debts, but rejected a Chinese regulator’s order to return to China to sort out the mess. He sent his wife and brother instead.

See full article: “The billionaire who controls electric-car startup Faraday Future is being pursued by another company he founded for billions in unpaid debt”

http://www.businessinsider.com/faraday-future-owner-jia-yueting-pursued-over-unpaid-debts-leshi-2018-1

William

Faraday has paid the Lost Wages catering company the $100K outstanding bill, for the food and beverage at last years CES? Or, are they still in court on that unpaid party debt?

They couldn’t EVen get their launch Vaporware car to drive out on the display stage at CES ’17

floydboy

It eventually drove off with the help of a dark shrouded figure. Don’t underestimate these guys, because….uh because….well because………okay, I got nuthin’.

Don Zenga

“Mr. Rob Dahm”

There is no such thing called soul, but Kia-Soul is there and the Tesla Model-S is real and the company has sold 200,000 + vehicles.

If you want to compare, then compare the FF91 with Model-X which is a high riding CUV and not Model-S while is a low riding Sportback.

I wish FF launches the FF91 successfully and this will carve out a market for itself.

floydboy

I believe Mr Dahm is suffering from either, wishful or paid bias. Unfortunately, bravado and hyperbole don’t bake the bread. You can whip Tesla all day with talk, but you need legs to ‘walk’.

Chris O

Basically a Model S minus the good exterior looks plus a more luxurious interior, which is where aspiring Tesla competitors can score points over Tesla. Lucid Motors also tries to score on interior, except their concept also looks good on the outside.

It’s all in vain though, because pretty soon all of these concepts will up against Porsche’s Mission E which will offer the whole package plus the brand name, plus game changing charging capabilities for prices that should make it very hard indeed for start ups to establish themselves on the market.

In fact Tesla itself will need to step up things on the interior and charging front for its next gen Model S to stay competitive.

JR

I normally don’t like SUV, but this is a cool looking car.
I would like to see the quality interior, he is talking about. please show some photos
Don´t forget Tesla almost went bankrupt in 2008, I know the FF had had there share of financial problems but, there must be dedicated people working on the FF91, hope the car will go on sale be a big success.

Terawatt

> The video itself was sponsored by Faraday Future, so we’re not sure it gives us a solid impression of the headquarters

I actually wondered, while watching the video, if this wasn’t simply a paid “testimonial”. He was saying all the words, but his body language and facial expressions did not jive with the message and didn’t look genuine.

Of course, once it’s clear the video is really just an at ad in disguise, it’s stupid to think it gives any real insight into anything at all.

I still hope Faraday can make it. But so far they are still the Faraway Future they always have been, if not an even farther away future than they used to be…

Will

Got rid of three of my post. Thinking about going Reddit

kuk

Whatever dear FF, just deliver and rest will be history.