Recently, various rumors about LeEco and Jia Yueting have been flying all over the world. There are those who say that Jia Yueting ran away, and there are those who reveal Jia Yueting’s American mansion, all of which are dazzling and dizzying. It seems that leaving LeTV did not extinguish the public’s anger towards Jia Yueting like the hot weather in July. What makes Jia Yueting so “brave the world” is Jia Yueting’s dream of building a car. And what currently haunts Jia Yueting’s soul is the “divine car” – FF91.
Produced by Faraday Future
First of all, as can be seen from the name of the car, the origin of this car, that is Faraday Future.
Here’s how the company is introduced in Baidu: Faraday Future, headquartered in Gardena, California, now has 400 employees and is developing its first electric car product, with Tesla as a benchmark and target. The company is backed by LeEco Jia Yueting from China.
In fact, Faraday Future, an American automobile manufacturing company, its investor is Jia Yueting, LeEco Auto and Faraday Future are parallel, LeEco and Faraday Future are only cooperative relationships. The two companies only have technical cooperation. Faraday Future provides hardware, software, content, cloud services and Internet technology, while Faraday Future provides technology, components and engineering support for LeEco.
This is where Jia Yueting resigned from all positions in LeTV and concentrated on building cars.
Why register Faraday Future in the United States? In fact, the reason is simple, there is a technical research and development team that builds luxury cars, especially driverless luxury electric vehicles, and the best competitor – Tesla.
On Faraday Future’s website, there is a saying: Our mind and soul are far more than technology and resources, and our team is what makes FF extraordinary.
The prototype is the FF Zero1 concept
On January 5, 2016, at CES, Faraday Future unveiled a concept car, the FF ZERO1.
Faraday Future claims that the FF ZERO1 is a “1,000 horsepower” electric car with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of less than 3 seconds, and these performance figures put it in the ranks of supercars.
The FF zero1 has a wind tunnel in the front to reduce air resistance and help the battery dissipate, the propeller dashboard is FF’s DNA, the interior is all white, and the seat design is inspired by NASA’s zero-gravity seats.
The FFZERO1 will feature multiple rows of battery packs, each of which can be removed individually. By arranging the engine in different parts, this platform can realize different drive modes such as front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
However, FFZERO1 is only a concept model, it will not be mass-produced, Faraday Future just wants to show the possibilities of the future with this car. FFZERO1 uses a platform called “Variable Platform Architecture” and is highly customizable. Users can “order” packages on demand, resulting in different types of driverless vehicles.
What kind of “god car” is the FF91?
Also at CES in Las Vegas in 2017, Faraday Future unveiled the FF91 model. The FF91 is not defined by an existing model, not an SUV or a crossover, but rather a “brand new model”.
First, the uniqueness of the appearance.
1. 22-inch bladed wheels;
2. Daytime mode can provide privacy protection for passengers in the car;
3. The exterior lights have the function of displaying the current vehicle status, such as: automatic driving status, active welcome of passengers, etc.;
4. The traditional rearview mirror is equipped with a camera to improve the auxiliary function;
5. The B-pillar of the body has a functional display screen, equipped with facial recognition entry function;
6. FF91 adopts a split door design similar to Rolls-Royce, and the FF in the center of the wheel hub is also in an eternal vertical state, and will not change the positive direction although the hub rotates.
Second, the unusual configuration of science and technology
1. Including 3D radar-based autonomous driving technology;
2. Intelligent parking technology, which can automatically find parking spaces;
3. Equipped with multiple CAT6 modems, two wifi hotspot transmitters, can link a variety of devices;
4. Equipped with FFid ecosystem platform, with learning function;
5. FF91 has VPA variable chassis platform;
Third, unparalleled power system
1. FF91 instantaneous horsepower can reach 1050ps, maximum power 783kw;
2. The speed up time of 100 kilometers is 2.39 seconds;
According to Jia Yueting’s social media, Faraday chief engineer Robin Shute drove the FF91 electric car to participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climbing Race. In this racing event, his time was 11:25.082. At last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a Tesla Model S set a record for an electric car with a time of 11 and a half minutes 48.264 seconds. In other words, Faraday FF91 takes more than 20 seconds less than Tesla Model S.
Pikes Peak Circuit consists of asphalt and gravel-faced mountain roads. The total distance is about 20 kilometers, of which the uphill distance is about 18.8 kilometers and the downhill distance is about 1.2 kilometers, with a total of 156 curves on the way. Pikes Peak has an average gradient of 7.2% and a maximum elevation of 4301 meters.
Fourth, unprecedented cruising range
1. The battery pack capacity is 130kwh;
2. The charging power reaches 200kwh, which is equivalent to 500km of charging per hour;
3. Under the premise of meeting EPA standards, the cruising range can reach 378 miles;
4. At a constant speed of 55 miles per hour, the cruising range can reach about 382 miles;
5. NEDC cruising range of 700 km;
5. Unique O2O sales model
Log in to WWW.FF.COM website, create a website ID, pay $5,000 to book FF91, which will be delivered in 2018. FF91 will also launch a “Dream Partner” version in March 2017 with a limited 300 units, the first of which will be auctioned worldwide, with proceeds going to an environmental foundation.
In short, the car has 2.39s 100 km acceleration, 700 km range, 1050 horsepower, plus a variety of high-tech configurations, which is the reason why it is called “God Car”.
It can be seen that the reason why Jia Yueting is desperate and throws himself into Faraday’s future like a moth to a fire, naturally has his reason. If it were you, would you choose to give up everything and throw yourself into the arms of this FF91?