Faraday Future Tests The FF 91 Against A Tesla Model X

Faraday Future may have faced a number of critics in recent months but that hasn’t stopped the startup testing the FF 91 and its suite of autonomous driving technologies.

Late last week, Faraday was filmed testing an FF 91 beta prototype in West Hollywood and was also spotted benchmarking it against a Tesla Model X. Footage shows both the FF 91 and the Model X equipped with Faraday Future’s self-driving hardware which includes a slew of sensors mounted on the roof.

The FF 91 prototype in question was adorned in body cladding but its identity is impossible to hide as its retains the same shape as the car unveiled at CES earlier this year. Additionally, its interior looks far from production-spec and appears completely stripped of any non-essentials.

FF says that when its first model hits the production line, it will have the most advanced self-driving system in the industry. This will include a retractable 3D lidar, 10 high-definition cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and 13 long and short radars.

In February, the cash-strapped company admitted that it would put on hold its plan for a 3 million square-foot factory and instead build a smaller 650,000 square-foot factory to begin production of the FF 91. Faraday expects deliveries of the all-electric crossover to begin in 2019.


  • Six_Tymes

    like the energizer bunny, i hope they keep going. competition is good.

    • Bash

      well said

    • BqWsRe

      Yes, because Tesla is starting to look dated. And the Model 3 is nowhere. Even GM beat Tesla with its Bolt.

  • Bash

    who noticed the black Tesla model X at 1:00, I just see it interesting that this FF91 is basically and specifically supposed to go against model X in particular. and here it is passing by.. the tesla is also shown in the opening pic of the article.

    • BqWsRe

      Except the Faraday will be cheaper and better looking than the Tesla. Tesla’s are like taxis now.

      • Bash

        That’s true.

  • BqWsRe

    Faraday will be better…Lucid Air is much nicer than any Tesla and cheaper. Tesla’s now look like Toyota taxis.

    The only good thing is Tesla is American. Even Canadians like Bradley obsess about everything American.

Tesla Model 3 Owner Puts Honda Civic Si Badges On Electric Sedan

Clearly, this Model 3 owner has a good sense of humor with their little Honda re-badge job.

German Air Taxi Completes First Test Flight Successfully

The Lilium Jet air taxi is powered by 36 electric jet wing engines and will be ready by 2025.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Mercedes-AMG GT R Go Toe-To-Toe At The ‘Ring

They might have totally different layouts, but these two are simply magnificent at the Nordschleife.

Lamborghini’s Hardcore Urus Could Be Based On The ST-X Race Car

The more extreme version of the Urus will probably arrive within the next two years.

Mercedes Determined To Reduce Its Portfolio In The U.S. Market

The number of models has become confusing for buyers and a burden for Merc’s logistics.

Facelifted SsangYong Tivoli Bows In Korea With New Turbo Engine

The updated Tivoli has a significantly improved cabin with a digital instrument cluster and a more modern infotainment system.

Ford Cutting 10% Of Global White-Collar Workforce – Around 7,000 People Impacted

2,300 Ford employees will lose their job in the United States alone.

2020 Ford Taurus Facelift Goes Official In China, Sales Begin Later This Year

Remember the Taurus? There’s a new model coming out, but only for China.

2021 Audi RS3 Mule Spotted, Could Have More Than 400 HP

Audi’s upcoming hot hatch is expected to use an upgraded 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

Trump Declares Auto And Part Imports National Security Threat, Appears To Seek Quotas

President Trump is seeking to reduce automotive imports from Japan and the European Union.