Live from Las Vegas ahead of the 2017 CES show, Faraday Future has taken the wraps off its first production-intent vehicle - the FF 91.
Faraday Future introduces the FF 91 (click to enlarge)
Right from the word 'go', Faraday's Peter Savagian touted the FF 91's performance saying that:
"We have developed the world's greatest electric propulsion system."
Total power of the FF 91 is reported at 783 kW/1,050 hp, and 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds, making it faster than its most obvious competition, the Tesla Model X, and by a decent margin.
Faraday even brought both the Model X and Model S (P100DLs) and FF 91 on stage to show off its EV's abilities in comparison (see video above), calling the Tesla EV's abilities "commendable".
Faraday Future Debuts The FF 91: 0-60 MPH In 2.39 Seconds
Faraday Future FF 91 - Arriving in 2018
As for the battery capacity, Faraday says it has both the high energy density cell and largest in the business at 130 kWh (which reminds of sister-car company Lucid Air's optional 130 kW pack).
Faraday Future FF 91
Total range? In excess of 378 miles on the EPA adjusted scale, or 700 km on the optimistic NEDC rating system.
Faraday notes that a constant speed of 55 mph, the FF 91 will travel 482 miles.
L2 charging is offered on the car up to 15 kW, while the FF 91 can charge on DC fast charge at up to 200 kW.
Faraday classes the FF1 something between a mid to full size vehicle thanks to a large wheelbase, and 150+ cu feet of interior space.
Faraday Future FF 91: "A New Species"
Pricing is yet to be announced - other than to say that it will be "priced as a premium flagship model", with estimated start of deliveries in 2018.
But if you just have to have the first one... Faraday Future says they will be "auctioning off" the first "Alliance Edition" Unit_01 in March - with proceeds to a environment protection fund (that will be revealed later).
Faraday Future FF 91 - reservations open now
And off you go FF 91. Ok, now off you go. Hrm, well how about now? Well, nevermind all that self-driving then.
Overall, the presentation went off fairly well, closing with an embrace for Faraday Founder Jia Yeuting
We should note that the presentation was not flawless. After announcing Faraday Founder Jia Yeuting (and his exit from a FF91 on stage), he was asked to demonstrate the EV taking itself off stage and "self parking" in valet mode. Only problem...it didn't happen. Whoops.
"Ok, it seems like it is a bit, uh...lazy tonight."
We should note that the FF 91 did eventually motivate itself under its own power at the end of the presentation, after a fairly intense dramatic pause.
Faraday Future FF 91
Doors open for the FF 91
Remote doors in operation
Faraday Future FF 91 does a little self parking
Faraday Future has already opened "priority reservations", for an initial deposit of $5,000.
This deposit gives one the ability to "upgrade" the reservation for one of the first "exclusive FF91 Alliance Editions" this March (think akin to Tesla's "Founder's Edition" we suppose), as well as a factory visit, test ride and a ticket to future launch events.
Faraday on the special edition:
The Alliance Edition
We will only release 300 exclusive FF 91 Alliance Edition models. Each will be uniquely personalized according to your customization preferences and specially built with a rare, edition-exclusive, paint color. You will also have the distinction of being one of a very select group of early owners.
Alliance Edition Benefits
- Limited to 300 units with priority delivery
- Exclusive exterior color: Silicon Valley Aluminum
- Unique & personalized Alliance Edition digital interface
- Unique Alliance Edition external badging
- A portion of FF 91 Alliance Edition sales proceeds will be donated for environmental protection
- Exclusive Membership to our ‘Futurist Club’
Faraday Future's Nick Sampson opens the presentation of the new FF 91
Faraday Future FF 91 Quick stats:
- 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds
- 1050 HP
- 378 miles range (EPA)
- Charging L2: up to 15 kW
- Charging DCFC: up to 200 kW
- ADAS Sensor Suite: 13 long and short range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 10 high definition cameras, 1 3D retractable lidar
Faraday Future - more than 450 miles range at a consistent 55 mph
Length: 206.7”/ 5250mm Wheelbase: 126″ / 3200mm Width: 89.9″ / 2283mm Height 62.9” / 1598mmFeatures:
- Driverless Valet Parking
- Keyless Entry
- Facial Recognition Tech
- "Best in class" high-speed internet on the road