The model name FF 91 is easy to explain. Faraday's first product, as we remember, was the concept FFZero1 ("zero one"), and FF 91 ("nine one") is the top of the line, the flagship. That is, younger electric cars should be called 81, 71, 61, and so on up to 11. At the end, the one will turn into a two with a change of generations.

Faraday Future unveiled the first production model at CES 2017 in Las Vegas – the FF 91 electric car (read as “FF nine one”). The model is based on the VPA platform (Variable Platform Architecture) – Faraday Future's own development. The architecture of the platform allows you to create electric vehicles with a power unit consisting of several electric motors, a drive on one or both axles, as well as a fully controlled chassis.

The peak output of the FF 91 power plant is 1050 hp. According to the manufacturer, this allows a five-seater electric car to accelerate to 96 km/h in 2,39 seconds, 0,11 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S P100D. Batteries with a capacity of 130 kWh provide the FF 91 with a range of more than 600 km when assessed by the American EPA agency, or even 700 km when driving in a conditional NEDC driving cycle.

Aerodynamic drag coefficient – 0,25. The beltline of the electric car has been given the name UFO line (hello, UFO).

Outlandish lighting technology is focused on communication with other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. They can see when the crossover is in autonomous driving mode. The fact that the FF 91 has recognized the owner is signaled by the illumination of the thresholds._

The machine is based on its own Faraday platform VPA (Variable Platform Architecture) with a monocoque and a fully controlled chassis with thrust vectoring.

Faraday Future calls its electric vehicle the fastest charging in the world, with a top charging speed of over 500 miles per hour. At home, the electric car will not disappoint either: connecting to a 240-volt network will recharge the batteries by half in 4,5 hours.

Estimated price – 130-000 dollars (Teslas are cheaper, but inferior in performance). Those who wish can leave a deposit of $ 200 and in March (then, obviously, the price will be announced) to take the money or book a car from the exclusive first batch of Alliance Edition (000 copies).

In the spring of 2018, the first FF 91 will be auctioned off with contributions to an unnamed environmental fund.

Length FF 91 – 5250 mm, width – 2283 mm, height – 1598 mm, wheelbase – 3200 mm. According to the developers, the design philosophy of the model is based on aerodynamics. The elongated body with a slick nose and angular stern has a drag coefficient of 0,25, 0,01 more than that of the Tesla Model X. In modern fashion, the electric car received hinged side doors, but unlike numerous concepts with the same doors, FF The 91 retained the B-pillar. An electric drive is responsible for opening the doors, special sensors control the opening angle so that the doors do not hit anything. The rear and side windows of the electric car, as well as the panoramic roof, are made using PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology, which allows you to instantly change the transparency at the request of passengers.

The electric car is deprived of traditional rear-view mirrors, video cameras perform their function. The on-board computer “glues” the video stream from the side and rear view cameras and displays it on the display located in the place of the salon mirror. Cameras are also mounted in the B-pillars and inside the cabin, helping the FF 91 "recognize" the driver and passengers and change settings, including air temperature and playlist in the audio system, in accordance with the preferences and mood of passengers.

The ADAS “intelligent security” system contains 10 high-resolution cameras, 13 long and short range radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors.

The autopilot is still endowed only with the Driverless Valet function: after the driver leaves the car, it goes to the parking lot itself and returns to the owner on a call.

It has 22-inch wheels wrapped in 275/40 tires.

The startup Faraday Future did not present branded photos of the salon (although its crossover is serial, it is still a prototype).

Some of the details are visible in this video. Rear passengers are promised never-before-seen space and an unprecedentedly wide range of seat settings ("inspired by NASA zero gravity") in the reclining position (up to 60 degrees).

The FF 91 is said to be the first mass-produced car with a hood pop-up lidar.

The FF 91 has the richest set of tracking tools among its competitors: 10 video cameras, 13 radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a 360-degree laser radar (lidar). Already, the car has an autonomous parking mode: it will find a suitable place on its own and tell the owner where it is.

Several electric motors (the exact number is not named) produce 783 kW (1064 hp, 1800 N•m) at the peak, allowing you to accelerate to 96,5 km/h in 2,39 seconds.

The 130kWh battery pack (co-developed with LG Chem) provides an EPA range of 608km or more than 700km NEDC.

The 240V home charger that comes with the FF 91 replenishes the battery by 50% in 4,5 hours.

Faraday Future calls the FF 91 the first production vehicle to feature a retractable 3-sea lidar as part of an "autopilot" system. In addition to lidar, it includes 10 high-resolution cameras, 13 radars of various ranges, and 12 ultrasonic sensors.

Faraday Future plans to start production of the FF 91 in 2018. The price of the electric car has not yet been announced, according to estimates, it will be from $ 130 000. The company is now accepting preliminary applications for electric vehicles.

Individual monitors are provided for all passengers, and electronics adjusts the position and temperature of the seats for each of the riders, recognizing not only faces, but also their expression.

There are also multiple high-speed Internet access points and ventilated rear seats with a 60-degree backrest.

Panoramic roof and rear windows – electrochromic, auto-dimming.

Exterior mirrors have been replaced by cameras, and there are no door handles at all, as well as a key – a smartphone plays its role.

Each of the wings swings open automatically, independently of the others (rear – against the move), and when opening, contact with obstacles is excluded.

The car recognizes the driver and passengers in person through cameras in the racks, as well as using the "global identifier" FFID.

After driver recognition, individual settings for seats, steering wheel, climate control, audio system, fragrance, massage and more are activated. To change the parameters, a mobile application FFCTRL was invented.

The premiere at CES in Vegas showed that the Faraday plant in Nevada is in the "horse do not roll" stage. However, the FF 91 is supposed to go into production in 2018, and pre-orders are open.


Video review of the Faraday Future FF 91:


Video about the creation of the first production car FF 91:


After the driver leaves the car, she goes to the parking lot:
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