This almost-alien flagship vehicle could be the strongest rival yet, to Tesla’s electric dominance
Faraday Future, an American tech start-up has decided to take on the onerous task of upping Tesla with its flagship offering, FF91. The near production ready vehicle was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and considering that the company is already taking registrations on its website, we’re pretty sure it’ll be taking on the Model S in the market head on.
Based on Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture, the FF91 (nine-one) happens to look every bit the car of the future it aims to be. It ditches the conventional jelly-bean shape for flatter flying-saucer look with the front and rear window merging into the side profile and forming one flat arch. The panoramic glass roof comes
with a dimming function—capable t o changing the tint of the ceiling.
The prime draw of the FF91 and its one -uppanc e ove r Tesla’s offerings is the level of technology it comes packed with – a complex system comprising 3D lidar,
10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Armed with 1050PS of power, Faraday Future is claiming 2.39 seconds to 100 kmph from standstill. The 130kWh battery is said to be the “World’s highest energy density battery”—the range exceeds 700 km, according to estimates. This
FF91 is turning out to be such a tease, but the question remains — will it deliver?