Faraday Future, a tech start-up company has officially revealed its first vehicle named as FF91 at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Derived to be world’s fastest electric car, Faraday FF 91 is capable of accelerating to 97 kmph in just 2.39 seconds which also comes with semi-autonomous driving functions. The company has started taking the pre-orders for the electric car with a token amount of $5,000 which is fully refundable with production to start from the year 2018.
The front profile of the FF 91 electric car comes with a sleekly designed rounded front fascia which is characterised by the signature style UFO line that extends to the mid-section of the vehicle. The main highlight of the vehicle is the gateway doors which can open automatically and independently. The car comes with sensors on the door edges for preventing them from opening too wide further avoiding any external contact with the body. Based on Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), the new FF91 comes with a crossover-shaped body style which carries a length of 5250mm, width of 2283mm and height of 1598mm along with wheelbase of 3200mm.
The new FF91 is equipped with a multi-motor setup that transmits power to all the wheels via all-wheel drivetrain system which derives power from a 130 kWh battery pack that is claimed to proffer a driving range of about 700 km. The FF 91 also comes with real-time torque vectoring and rear wheel steering with power train claimed to generate power output of 1036 BHP. Being plugged to a 240V socket, the standard home charger can easily charge the under 4.5 hours which is supplied with FF 91.
It also comes with a retractable 3D Lidar system that assists in proper functioning of various autonomous driving features of the car. The 3D Lidar system is basically a component of a complex sensor system that comprises of 13 long and short range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and 10 high definition cameras. It also comes with a HD display that bags live feed from the side mirrors and rear-view camera to merge into a single image which virtually eliminates any blind spots.
This electric car also sports a Driverless Valet parking feature which enables the car to park itself post driver’s exit from the vehicle. Additionally, with the help of FFCTRL app, the drivers can call the vehicle from the parking space. Moreover, one can also schedule a pick-up at a particular location with a desired time; the FF 91 will drive autonomously to the spot to pick you up.
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