Faraday Future needs a lot of money if it wants to continue the development of the FF 91. Pikes Peak was the perfect opportunity to put the car in the spotlights and that ended, because with a time of 11:25,083 the FF 91 was rather 23 seconds faster than the record set with a Tesla Model S.
The car was controlled by Robin Shute, the principal engineer of the brand. He drove the distance from 19.99 km in 11: 25,083 minutes, with a total increase of 1439 meters. That’s enough for a record in the class of electric cars intended for series production. It is an improvement of more than 20 seconds from the old record, which was achieved with a heavily modified Tesla Model S. That car had a stripped interior and a smaller battery pack.
The Faraday Future FF91 that contributed to the hill climb is still in the beta phase. Participation in such a race is an ideal means of testing the car and experiencing where the limits lie. A hill climb-on-pace is of course far beyond life’s everyday life.
The car took part in the ‘exhibition class’ of the race. This is not competitive but “demonstrates progress in the practical application of motorsport technology. The FF91 was controlled by the professional car pilot Robin Shute and completed the race in 11 minutes and 25,082 seconds. That is not surprisingly fast for the race, the record is in the name of Sébastien Loeb and is 8 minutes and 13,878 seconds.