CES - Faraday Future shows 'FF 91'

4 January 2017 | News | Source: Dave Leggett

Luxury EV start-up Faraday Future (FF) has shown its first production vehicle at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas.

Built on the company's Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 is described as 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'.

The company says it 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 battery technology, multiple motor and battery configurations, as well as the company's first patent: the FF Echelon Inverter.

FF 91's powertrain features a multi-motor setup, enabling real-time torque vectoring to the rear wheels. It is claimed the technology delivers superior acceleration, safety while leveraging rear-wheel steering for agile cornering.

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. 

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