After what seems like years of waiting, Faraday Future has finally unveiled their flagship car: the FF 91. This autonomous car’s specs not only live up to expectations, but they seem to have exceeded them.
First and foremost, performance. The powertrain used is modular and will be used in the company’s entire lineup. This new system’s monocoque combines the chassis and body into a single form. Within the monocoque is an all-wheel drive system that is powered by multi-motor setup that’s capable of 783 kW, that’s 1,050 hp. Faraday Future notes that the FF 91 will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.39 seconds- that’s just barely quicker than the Tesla Model S P100D’s time of 2.4 seconds. All of this power also can lead to a range of 378 miles.
Next up, we’ll talk about the car’s safety features, including autonomous driving. The FF 91 comes packing 10 HD cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. These allow the car to park itself after exiting the vehicle. For example, the driver could pull up to the grocery store’s entrance, get out and tell the car to park itself. When shopping is finished, the driver can summon the car to be picked up at a specific location. Of course, this will all be subjective to legislation when it comes to public use of this feature.
With technology abound within the powertrain, you must also assume there are some tech leaps made when it comes to creature comforts, right? Luckily, Faraday Future unveiled some of those features to the public. When entering the car, the FF 91’s “Arrival Interface” will use facial recognition to allow the driver to unlock the car without a car. Yes, you have become the key to your car. Additionally, this technology will be used to recognize the user and adjust interior settings to their preferences. But it’s not just facial recognition that the cameras will recognize. Faraday Future says that the cameras will pick up on facial expressions and moods, and adjust the music, temperature, scent, content massage (yes, the seats come with a massaging function) and more to make the driving experience more pleasurable.
If the Faraday Future FF 91 interests you, they are currently asking for refundable $5,000 down payments on the car on FF.com.