23 Dec Faraday Future: Glory or Chaos? New Teasers Close To CES 2017

Dec 23, 2016 | by Iqtidar Ali

Where is Faraday Future headed? Glory or Chaos? Only time will tell and that time is not too far.

In addition to the initial set of teasers of their first production-intent vehicle, Faraday Future has new teasers on both form, function & performance.

CES 2017 is just 10 days ahead at the time of this writing and Faraday Future is trying everything to get a positive outlook on their endeavour apart from all the negative press and social media speculation.

One the first video teasers their heavily camouflaged cross-over vehicle is seen drag-racing and defeating a Bentley Bentayga, a Ferrari 488 GTB, and a Tesla Model X (video below).

Yet Faraday Future being secretive doesn’t reveal 0-60 in how many seconds in this video and they had a reason we just found out.

The reason? FF just released another trailer video showing the defeat of world’s quickest production car the Tesla Model S P100D in Ludicrous Mode (video below).

Although this defeat is just by a little margin that can be covered by an expected software update from Tesla that makes the Model S P100D go from 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds instead of 2.5.

By the way FF Prototype’s 0-60 acceleration is still unknown, maybe they will reveal at the CES.

There also has been 3rd party render of the possible looking car that was released by motor1.com some time back and seems to be very close to what we see in the camouflaged prototype.

Faraday Future prototype render by motor1.com
Faraday Future prototype render by motor1.com. Click/Tap to zoom-in.

Faraday Future New Teasers

In addition to the quarter mile drag races with under 3 second cars FF has also been busy posting new teasers for viewing pleasure and creating positive hype.

In the below video we can now see a clear view of the beautifully designed front-fascia featuring adaptive headlamps with daytime running LED light strip covering the whole front from left to right.

The bumper seems to have fake grill made up of LED lights mocking the FF logo while the actual logo sits in the middle slightly more illuminated.

FF is not just teasing us on the looks lately but also has released a teaser video showing the side-mirrors are going to be cameras instead of the traditional side-view mirrors.

This is what Faraday Future said in a question about the regulations:

Some countries have already adopted mirror-less vehicle safety technology and, while other parts of the world are considering these features, we've designed our mirrors to adapt seamlessly in anticipation of these regulations becoming more and more accepted.

Chaos

The chaos at Faraday Future seems to be just more than a financial one. It’s also an ideological crisis as well. When your only goal is to beat another company in terms of technology and acceleration I think this doesn’t take you too far.

The ‘Why’ or the mission of FF does not seem to have come from the depth of their heart and is also a mix of futuristic buzz-words without any realized tangible results.

The idea of the company is that we want to liberate everything you do when you’re with a device, how you move, how you breathe. But in the end we’re all about liberation. Extreme liberation and extreme technology.

Greg Adams, Head of Corporate Affairs – Faraday Future

Recently Andrew J. Hawkins from The Verge toured Faraday Future’s HQ and wrote in detail about the chaos behind the scenes.

Possible Glory

Being neutral and and electric vehicles fan we can hope and pray for Faraday Future to succeed at least this time. Because this CES and unveiling of a product might be their last attempt towards success.

Only if they are able to present a practical product and be able to start making sales they can now stay above the water otherwise it’s a sinking ship. Inside reports say that if FF doesn’t get a financial assistance until Feb 2017 they will go bankrupt.

Looking at history Tesla Motors in 2008 was also on this stage maybe worse but was saved a few days before going out of business. That’s what we sometimes call ‘divine intervention’ (refer to Pulp Fiction) and that is always unpredictable.

Today’s media and business analysts don’t believe Faraday Future will survive but only time will tell.

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