Faraday Future has announced its intention to compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, taking the fight to its chief rival Tesla.
The brand will send its FF 91 to compete in the Exhibition Class, where it will race against a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D that is being entered by Unplugged Performance. The FF 91 claims to make 1,050 horsepower from its three electric motors, with Faraday claiming that it is the quickest-accelerating electric car, running to 60 mph in just 2.39 seconds.
Faraday wants to use the hill climb to help develop its powertrain by learning about its operation in a demanding environment, and the car actually making the run up the hill is a development vehicle. Behind the wheel of the FF 91 will be British-GT driver Robin Shute, a Pikes Peak rookie.
Although Faraday has released some footage of the FF 91 performing on a drag strip, this will be the public’s first chance to really see the car perform.
Faraday Future has had a rocky start, with production on its new Nevada factory coming to a halt after the company ran into financial troubles.
The hill climb will take place on June 25, 2017.
[Source: The Verge]