Faraday Future finally unveils its 'Tesla killer': FF91 electric car can go from 0-60mph in 2.39 SECONDS and drive over 400 miles on a single charge
Faraday Future, the mysterious electric car company set to challenge Tesla, has finally unveiled its first production vehicle.
The highly anticipated car, dubbed the FF91, was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
It's equipped with artificial intelligence and self-driving capabilities, and Faraday says the super-fast FF91 represents an entirely 'new species' that can keep you 'connected to your world.'
Demonstrations of the groundbreaking vehicle show it can even accelerate faster than a Tesla Model X and Model S in Ludicrous mode.
The FF91 is equipped with an array of sensors, including cameras, radar, 3D Lidar, and even facial recognition.
It can achieve 378 miles of adjusted EPA range, meaning 'you could go fro LA to Silicon Valley with miles to spare' on a single charge.
Driving at a constant rate of 55 miles per hour, it could hit 482 miles.
The FF91 is 'engineered in a way to allow you to forget range anxiety,' according to Faraday, with 1050 horsepower, or 783 kilowatts.
Faraday even brought out a Tesla Model X employing 'Ludicrous mode' to compare the FF91's acceleration, along with a Tesla Model S.
The FF91 was able to hit 0-60mph in 2.39 seconds, faster than its competitors, and the firm claims this speed means it can theoretically 'outrun gravity.'
It's said to be the fastest production vehicle in the world.
Executive of engineering Nick Sampson said the car marks a 'new era of mobility.'
According to the firm, the car is also designed to be an ‘intelligent entity’ that can get to know its owner and passengers over time, using personalized 'FFID' accounts.
It’s said to be the ‘world’s first truly connected car,’ using touch or voice control to access messaging, audio, and apps.
It can even make for seamless transition of content across different screens, allowing you to move from your living room to your car without pausing.
It has two aerodynamic antennae that function as a WiFi connection system and a number of modems, making it the 'most convenient hotspot on Earth.'
There’s also an ‘immersive’ HD screen to stream content.
The car learns continuously through its own artificial intelligence, and adapts to the driver’s preferences.
Each time you drive, it will update based on your personalized settings, and can constantly sync your favourite content.
And, this extends to the passengers as well, as ‘everybody in the car will have one seat that is configured for them.’
The suspension and propulsion system can also 'adjust to your needs,' according to the execs.
Insiders say the car will go for roughly $180,000, according to Reuters, and reservations are now being taken for $5,000.
It's expected to go into production in 2018.
In a demonstration of the smart vehicle's self-driving capabilities, the firm revealed how it can locate a parking spot on its own, with 'all the sensors fired up.'
The car navigates the packed lot on its own using the 'most powerful computing platform' of any vehicle to date.
It even 'showed off a little' by backing into the spot, making a 3-point turn.
According to Hong Bae of Faraday Future, this could mean you 'never have to look for parking again.'
(culled from Daily Mail)