With electric cars gradually becoming more popular as the industry prepares for the eventual shift from gasoline engines. The newest company which has teased its upcoming car is Faraday Future. Their prototype is shown racing against other cars before it is officially revealed at the Consumers Electronics Show in January.
For now, Faraday Future has released a teaser video which shows the start of a drag race between the company’s car covered in a dark cowl and various other vehicles such as the Tesla Model X, Bentley Bentayga, and a Ferrari 488 Italia.
Being only a teaser, the video does not show the results of the drag race. It only displays an overlaying text which reads “The Results” and “Stay Connected.” However, it is very likely that the Faraday Future will win the race otherwise the company wouldn’t choose it to promote it this particular way.
The fact that it chose a drag race to compare its performance against a Tesla, also indicates that it will be an electric car. They are excellent for drag racing due to their immediate torque, unlike a conventional gasoline engine which requires around 2,3000 rpm to reach peak torque. This allows for a quick acceleration, demonstrated by Tesla’s fastest model which can reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
The company’s decision to pit their prototype electric car against high-end vehicles suggests that it will be a high-end offering. It was previously reported that it would cost somewhere upwards of $150,000. Future Faraday seems to employ a strategy similar to that of Tesla, where they launched the more expensive Tesla S and gradually made their way down to producing the Model 3, a cheaper consumer vehicle which will be released in 2018.
Additionally, the fact that the new car was pitted against a Model X and a Bentley Bentayga, which are luxury SUVs, suggests that Future Faraday’s prototype is also an SUV if not a crossover at the very least. We can expect the company to unveil the car at CES, that is if they don’t experience any more troubles along the way.
Future Faraday has recently been hit by several funding shortfalls as well as by the departure of several senior executives.