With a time that was 23 seconds less than it took a Tesla Model S to finish at Pikes Peak last year, Faraday Future says its FF91 now holds the record for a production electric car at Pikes Peak.
Faraday Future landed in 40th place overall in its pre-production FF91, which completed the course in 11:25.082.
Although that's slow compared to the race winner (Romain Dumas with a time of 9:05.332 in a revised version of the Norma MXX RD Limited) it's actually 23 seconds less than a slightly modified Tesla Model S P90D managed last year.
Production is a bit of a gray area here. The FF91 isn't being produced yet and there's a chance that it will never reach production, so how it claims a record in this category is a bit of a mystery to us. We should further note that the FF91 was backed and supported by Faraday, whereas the Tesla that competed last year had zero support from the automaker.
Below are a few videos of the FF91 at Pikes Peak. We don't have full video of the complete run just yet though.
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.