What looks like a Lincoln MKZ at first glance in these spy photos is actually a test mule for Faraday Future’s upcoming production vehicle. The experimental sedan wears an array of sensors at the front, rear, and roof, which are likely there to develop the automaker’s autonomous systems.
California gave Faraday Future permission to test driverless technology earlier this year. Looking at this test mule, you can see a bar across the front and rectangular parts at each corner. There are two more sensors on top just behind the roof rack. Another strip wraps around the rear bumper, and there are two more attachments flanking the license plate.
There are still few details about Faraday’s production vehicle. The company reportedly has a modular architecture, and a teaser video suggests its first model might be a crossover that would challenge the Tesla Model X. The firm reportedly wants to show the CUV sometime this year with cutting-edge driver assistance tech and support for over-the-air updates.
The company revealed its FFZERO1 concept at this year’s CES. The futuristic model had seating for one and looked ready to be the next Batmobile. Four electric motors produced over 1,000 horsepower and could allegedly rocket the show car to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. However, Faraday’s first production model will be something far more sedate.