Faraday Future electric car likely quicker than Ferrari 488, Tesla Model X

Just weeks out from the debut of its first model at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, electric car startup Faraday Future has released a teaser video that shows the car taking on the Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB and Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X in a series of drag races.

Faraday Future is holding back on the results for now but there’s a good chance its car, which makes its world debut January 5 at the 2017 CES, will be the quickest of the bunch. That’s because Faraday Future is unlikely to release a video showing its car losing to a rival model.

And we also know that when it comes to acceleration, you can’t beat electric power, at least as far as production cars are concerned. Tesla’s Model S P100D is the quickest car to 60 mph in production right now, needing just 2.4 seconds to achieve the feat. And Lucid is working on a 1,000-horsepower sedan that could prove even quicker.

Faraday Future is yet to release any performance specs for its car but expect them to be substantial. The car’s platform, known as the VPA, was first shown in a concept boasting a 1,000-horsepower output. Faraday Future is also claiming the world’s highest energy density automotive batteries.

Unfortunately for Faraday Future, the company’s Chinese-backer LeEco is short on cash and this will likely cause production delays. The company has previously hinted at a production start date in 2017.

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