FF's electric crossover could be one of the quickest CUVs on the road if it can really beat these three.
Faraday Future is now less than a month away from unveiling the production version of its electric crossover at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show on January 3. A new teaser video suggests the CUV might be quite a performer by lining it up against a Tesla Model X, Bentley Bentayga, and Ferrari 488 GTB.
FF doesn’t reveal the results, but the company probably wouldn’t tease losing a race against these heavyweights. For reference, the Model X P100D can run to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds. The 488 GTB needs 3 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 kph), and by the standard’s of this group the Bentley needs a rather leisurely 4 seconds for getting to 60 mph.
The firm isn’t revealing many powertrain details yet, including the electric motors’ output. However, the firm says that its range is over 300 miles (482 kilometers) thanks to a 98-kilowatt-hour battery pack. The Tesla Model X P100D, which is likely the biggest competitor to Faraday’s vehicle, goes 289 miles (465 km) from 100 kWh.
FF has been staging a lengthy teaser campaign for its still-unnamed electric crossover. Spy shots and renderings suggest that the vehicle features coupe-like styling that flows from a short hood and over a heavily sloped roof. The LED running lights wrap around the front end and add an extra accent above the grille. The taillights span the entire width of the rear, and there are visible sensors for the vehicle’s safety tech.
The model reportedly sports a sophisticated semi-autonomous driving system that supports over-the-air software updates. Earlier this year, a heavily modified Lincoln MKZ showed the tech under development.
FF has been building a $1 billion factory in Nevada that would build the CUV. However, those plans are currently on hold. The construction company building the plant says that work should begin again in early 2017. It’s not yet clear whether this delay also means the fledgling automaker needs to push back the launch of its first product.