Faraday Future (FF), an advanced
mobility company with headquarters in Silicon Valley and Southern California in
the US and a company which is part of Formula E motorsport revealed FF 91
(“nine one”), its first production vehicle, at an exclusive event prior to the
2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Built upon the company’s Variable
Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 represents a bold new breed of electric
mobility that combines supercar performance, precise handling, the comfort of
an ultra-luxury passenger vehicle, and a unique collection of intelligent
internet features, says a company press release.
FF will start accepting
reservations for FF 91 through the company’s newly redesigned website, FF.com.
Reservations are $5,000 and are fully refundable. The first 300 orders will
have the option to upgrade their reservation in March 2017 to join an exclusive
launch series, the Alliance Edition.
FF’s proprietary VPA is a
flexible powertrain system featuring a monocoque vehicle structure in which the
chassis and body are a single form – providing measurable improvements in
overall vehicle rigidity, safety and handling. An available all-wheel drive
system offers greater traction, control and precise power distribution. The VPA
also houses class-leading battery technology, multiple motor and battery
configurations, as well as the company’s first patent: the FF
FF 91’s powertrain features a
multi-motor setup, enabling real-time torque vectoring to the rear wheels. This
technology delivers superior acceleration, safety while leveraging rear-wheel
steering for agile cornering, allowing drivers to confidently execute maneuvers
like merging onto freeways or accelerating out of dangerous scenarios. Peak
motor power is 783 kW, equating to 1050 HP, delivering a record-breaking 0-60
mph time of 2.39 seconds.
FF 91’s battery technology
doesn’t sacrifice range for performance. Outfitted with a 130 kWh battery, FF
91 achieves a range of 378 miles (EPA est.) and over 700 km (NEDC est.) from
the world’s highest energy density battery, engineered in partnership with LG
Chem. Similarly, the system’s compact design enables more cabin space for
greater comfort and safety. FF 91 also has the fastest charge speed currently
available, with the ability to charge at more than 500 miles per hour. The home
charger, included with the vehicle, achieves 50 percent to full charge in under
4.5 hours at 240V.
Source: Faraday Future