Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) may have some competition; Faraday Future staked its claim to the world’s fastest electric car with its FF91 production model, showing footage of it outracing Tesla Motors’ Model S at a glitzy event in Las Vegas. The first deliveries will begin in 2018 and buyers can reserve the FF91 for $5,000 – but no final price has been given.
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The startup electric-car maker backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting is counting on its debut offering to drum up support from investors, many of whom had been invited to the Las Vegas presentation. The FF91 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.39 seconds, according to the company. That compares with 2.5 seconds for Tesla’s Model S P100D in its fastest ‘Ludicrous’ mode.
The 1,050-horsepower FF91 can travel in excess of 378 miles of adjusted EPA range, “enough to travel from L.A. to Silicon Valley with miles to spare,” Peter Savagian, Faraday Future’s vice president of propulsion engineering, said in the presentation. The car will also feature a personalized interface for every passenger and be able to find available parking space on its own.