Faraday Future reveals 1050-horsepower FF 91 electric crossover due for 2018

Troubled electric vehicle startup Faraday Future rolled out running prototypes of its new flagship CUV in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in Las Vegas on the eve of CES on Tuesday night, at one point pitting the vehicle against a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari and two Tesla models in 0-60 miles per hour (97 km/h) runs.The sneak peek of the vehicle was presented at the Pavillions at World Market Center ahead of the Consumer’s Electronic Show (CES) 2017.Ramsay doubts the FF 91 will offer serious competition to Tesla.The first auto by the company is named as FF 91 and is a powered by a battery pack of 130 kWh with horse power of 1,050. All this is powered by an enormous 130 kWh battery – over twice the size of the Tesla Model S base-level battery of 60 kWh – giving a range of around 380 miles.The vehicle had successfully used its “driverless valet” function in a video shown at the event, where skeptical attendees were hoping to witness it first hand.Day one of CES 2017 provided a load of new tech innovations and products, but Faraday Future’s latest unveiling might be the most exciting yet.A lot of efforts and hard work have gone into the Faraday Future FF 91 but it is still to be seen if the vehicle will actually enter the production phase or not.As reported by Jalopnik, the Toyota Venza lookalike would be able to start its production soon with Tesla Faraday Future FF 91 executives doubting as to whether the model would be up for sale.”We’re not stopping with automotive”, said Nick Sampson, Faraday Future’s senior vice president of R&D and engineering.The vehicle, built upon Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture or VPA, has been described by its designer Richard Kim as “weird-pretty”. It will also feature autonomous driving capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. The new FF 91 is also described by many as a Tesla killer as its in direct competition with the Palo Alto Company. To pre-order, applicants will need to provide a refundable $5,000 down-payment.Regardless, Faraday Future has some teething issues to sort out before they debut the technology in the production FF91.