Faraday Future (FF) is back with a follow up to its previous teaser, whereby the company’s first crossover goes up against Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 GTB and Tesla Model X P100D in a drag race.
This time, we are given a lot more information about the test, which focuses strictly on the vehicle’s 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration capabilities, and takes place in Irwindale, California. The reason for bringing in all these exotics? To “prove what we can do, relative to those cars,” according to Peter Savagian, vice president of propulsion engineering at FF.
With this not being the quarter-mile drag race that we hoped for, it does downplay some of the hype associated with FF, although Savagian did mention that the crossover continuously improved its sprint time “from four seconds, to 3.4, to somewhere below three” with each development.
Meanwhile, Steve Schulz, technical fellow of powertrain development at FF stated that to excel in the sprint test required the team to follow a simple principle: “more current, more torque, equals faster acceleration.” He adds that FF’s software provides a competitive advantage that others, like Tesla, don’t have.
While full details on the electric crossover will only be revealed when it debuts at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 3, another teaser released by company showcases the car’s lighting setup. Called the “Solid State Lighting Array,” we are shown the crossover’s illuminated grille, which incorporates the FF logo, along with some slender-looking main headlamps.