The Faraday FF91 – The Future is Now
The CES 2017 Consumer Electronic Show has just wrapped up and left us with quite the treat in the form of the Faraday FF91. The automotive company Faraday unveiled their first car to be introduced into the marketplace, and boy did they make an impact.
So how can we best sum up the Faraday FF91? Well; It’s a car designed for those without a driving licence, whilst also managing to be the fastest production car ever made, and rival the comfort, style, and elegance of cars like the Rolls Royce Phantom at the same time. Indeed, Faraday surely have set the bar extremely high with their 1,050 BHP super luxury car, which comes complete with a self-driving function similar to that of the Tesla.
Some of the Faraday FF91’s features include:
• 0-60 in 2.39 seconds
• Single form chassis provides increases to vehicle rigidity, and handling
• Multi-motor power delivery system to send real time torque vectoring to rear wheels (ensures smoother acceleration and subsequently increases the speed of acceleration)
• 130kWh battery – delivers 378 miles before needing a recharge (the most efficient and highest energy density battery available)
• 50% – full charge in 4.5 hours
• Exterior rocker panel that identifies the driver via facial recognition, allowing only those with scanned faces to start the vehicle
• Fully autonomous driving mode
• Autonomous parking
• 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short ranged radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors
• Best in class high-speed internet on the road
With such a recent release, there is still much to be learned about the FF91; it appears as though the car was designed to beat every and all specifications linked to its competitors (namely Tesla).
The torque vectoring set up infers that the car will either be rear-wheel drive with two individual rear motors, or all wheel steering, which would lead to improved performance of the vehicle. Another interesting feature to note is the cars design, which centres its battery low down within the car to help create more of an equilibrium by lowering the centre of gravity.
The future of the FF91 remains vastly unknown, though from what has been revealed, the Faraday has the potential to revolutionise the marketplace in a way that has never been seen before.