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American start-up Faraday Future (so far mostly known for its FFZero01 electric supersports car concept and being involved with Formula E) introduced the brand's first production model at the Las Vegas CES at 6PM (PST). It is called FF 91 or 'FF nine one' and comes with some very impressive features.

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At the core of FF 91 is a multi-motor setup with peak motor power of 783 kW (1050 HP) that makes the car speed up from 0 to 96 kph in just 2.39 seconds. FF 91 has a range of 378 miles or 608 kilometers (EPA est.) and over 700 kilometers (NEDC est.). The motor will be powered by a 130 kWh battery that can be recharged to 50 percent in under 4.5 hours at 240V via included 15 kW home charger. Using a 200 kW one-way charger the car can be theoretically charged to manage a range of 500 kilometers.

Technological peaks of FF 91 do not end with the powertrain, of course - on the list of the most impressive features one can find everything that's expected from a car of its kind. It is equipped with LTE modems, a Wi-Fi interface, and a variety of displays. It easily connects with mobile communication devices that also enable remote unlocking of the 'suicide' doors that also open using touch sensitive switches instead of standard doorhandles. Aerodynamic rear mirros will be removed once the legislation allows them to be replaced with rear cameras. The lights use LED technology. The car of course also features the autonomous driving interface, aided by 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. On top of that, there is also a retractable high definition laser radar, the 3D LIDAR, placed on 'the hood of the motor'.

Once FF 91 actually gets the wheels on the road, Tesla will get a serious, mighty competitor.

Jan. 4, 2017 Driving photo: Faraday Future

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