Faraday Future is one of those startups looking to snatch the glory of electric riding from Tesla, but it’s apparently also eying the cream of the crop among traditional automakers.
Faraday Future is now gearing up for the intended official reveal of its first production car – an electric crossover tipped for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show on January 3. With so little time remaining it’s no wonder they’re ramping up the teasing strategy and as it turns out they’re trying to imply this would be one of the fastest models on the road if it can really beat the models seen here in the real world. The company lined up its camouflaged prototype against a Tesla Model X, Bentley Bentayga, and Ferrari 488 GTB. There’s a catch though – as FF is not actually showcasing the results, though we might not have seen the heavyweights if the company lost the race.
And it’s going to be a fast run, as for example the Model X P100D can do the 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) sprint in just 2.9 seconds. The 488 GTB meanwhile needs just three seconds to pass the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark while the Bentley Bentayga is the “sumo” player here with a four seconds time to 60 mph. There’s no word about the powertrain of the FF model either, though the company has said it will be capable of more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) of range via a 98-kilowatt-hour battery pack.