Watch Faraday Future's prototype race Bentley, Ferrari and Tesla

Faraday Future is going more than a little overboard with promo pieces for its production electric car ahead of its January unveiling, but its latest clip at least has some substance. The fledgling automaker has posted a video showing its prototype EV drag racing against some hot competition: Tesla’s Model X P100D (the obligatory electric rival), Bentley’s Bentayga SUV and Ferrari’s 488 GTB. It won’t shock you to hear that Faraday Future’s car wins each of these showdowns (why make the video if it lost?), but that’s good news for acceleration junkies. It means that FF’s vehicle is quicker off the line than even the Model X, which can hit 60MPH in 2.9 seconds using Ludicrous Mode.

Of course, it’s important to take the video with a grain of salt. Faraday Future is choosing opponents that are just fast enough to flatter its car’s performance without beating it. A Model S P100D’s 2.5-second 0-60MPH time might be enough to outrun the FF vehicle, for instance. And drag races against gas-powered cars don’t usually tell the whole story, since the fossil fuel vehicles tend to catch up over long distances and frequently have higher top speeds. You probably won’t complain if you end up buying whatever Faraday Future is selling — just know that it won’t always be the fastest thing on the road.

Via: Autoblog

Source: Faraday Future (YouTube)

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On