Faraday Future Begins Pre-Production Of The FF 91, Deliveries Slated For Early Next Year

It looks like Byton isn’t the only company getting closer to launching an electric crossover as Faraday Future has unveiled the first pre-production FF 91.

Coming less than a month after the company built their first body-in-white, the pre-production model is the first FF 91 to roll off the assembly line at Faraday Future’s plant in Hanford, California.

Faraday Future is billing the crossover as an “intelligent robotic vehicle” that is a “3rd internet living space.” Marketing hyperbole aside, the model closely echoes the concept as the only major styling changes are the addition of chrome trim, a third brake light and more conventional side mirrors. This means some of the concept’s more unique features – such as the rear quarter fins and illuminated Faraday Future emblem – will apparently carryover to production.

Speaking of the production model, deliveries are slated to begin in the first half of 2019 and Faraday Future says the FF 91 should be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than three seconds. Drivers can also expect to travel more than 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge.

Faraday Future says additional information will be released in September, but a VIN decoder document has suggested the crossover will be offered in an assortment of different configurations. The base model is slated to have two electric motors and a combined output of 716 hp (534 kW / 726 PS). Likewise, the range-topping variant could have three electric motors and an output of 1074 hp (801 kW / 1089 PS). Buyers will also be able to select between a handful of different battery packs which are expected to have capacities of approximately 86.7 kWh, 108.3 kWh and 130 kWh.

 

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  • Mind Synthetic

    that door didnt close properly so they had to cut the frame, or is it just me?

    • designer_dick

      It’s a pre-production prototype, so these things are to be expected. At least they’re not skipping the pre-production phase entirely, like Tesla did with the Model 3, so any bugs should be worked out before the car reaches series production, rather than worked out as buyers report them, which seems to the Tesla approach.

      • Mind Synthetic

        i wasn’t trashing them, wasn’t sure if it was just my eyes playing tricks on me. like any manufacturer first iteration of the car will always have defects, even in production form. lets hope they don’t screw up as much as tesla

  • Mr. EP9

    Still would like to see their assembly line if they have one.

  • sidewaysspin

    Looks like a pod already.

  • Matthew Daraei

    Looks like a piece of junk!

  • Хиллари сосет киску

    Low roof suv… I like it.

  • eb110americana

    Even with the pre-production lights, the test model in all black looks way better than the two-tone concept.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    It looks like the normal evolution of the Toyota Venza

  • I want to see if it’s ended up doing exactly what we’ve been talking in here.

  • ME

    This is an interesting offering.

  • Brent Morrison

    They’ll be bankrupt before production.

  • S3XY

    We’ll see.

  • Bash

    I really wants it to be the next hit.

  • Jim Jones ©

    Why not just buy an I-Pace from an established proven manufacturer?

    • StrangerGP

      Established – sure, reliable – nope. Jaguar’s are amongst the least reliable cars these days.

      • Jim Jones ©

        If it were me (and I guess it is) I’d have more confidence buying an EV from Jaguar with their proven solid warranty system to address any faults, as opposed to eight guys in a shed.

  • Stephen G

    Funny…I just said to the wife the other day “We should get a “3rd internet living space.”. I got this extra 300 large”

  • Bob

    If they’re gonna meet demand they’re gonna have to make at least, oh I dunno, maybe two?

  • Smith

    Why does their production and infection facility look like a Costco Auto Center. This is not a production facility or an inspection process for a mass production vehicle costing @150,000 plus. This is a joke.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    what’s up with those massive external mirrors?!?? look truck-ready

  • Shuang Sun

    mission impossible !

  • Astonman

    This vehicle is huge in person. It’s similar to a minivan.

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