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The Faraday Future Car Is Finally Unveiled

After making a lot of buzz in the automotive world last year, the car from Faraday Future has finally been unveiled at the CES 2017 holding in Las Vegas. The high-tech electric FF 91 SUV looks exactly how it is meant to look, very futuristic, with HD cameras and displays. It is an all-wheel drive with a 130kWh pack that gives it 1, 050 horsepower and a range of about 608 kilometers (378 miles). The FF 91 is reported able to go from 0 -100 km/h in 2.39 seconds which Faraday Future claim is faster than any other electric vehicle in production.

Features of the SUV include multiple modems for non-stop broadband and two WiFi hotspots with a person's personalized FFID that will know exactly what you want to watch or listen to when you enter the vehicle and a Lidar puck that pops up from the hood when the FF 91 is in autonomous mode. But the feature that has got car enthusiasts talking is the self-parking feature that let's drivers get out of their FF 91 while it drives off in search of a space in a parking lot. That sounds incredible.

Though the unveiling of the car of the future was largely successful, there was a mild drama on stage as a glitch in the car system stopped that it from showing the world its most highlighted feature. 

Nick Sampson, Faraday's senior vice president of R&D, invited Jia Yueting, CEO of parent company LeEco, on stage to test the tech. Sampson asked Jia to tap a button to engage its “driverless valet” function and Jia went for it, but then... nothing. It didn’t move. After an awkward silence, Sampson tried to laugh it off, accusing the FF 91 of being “lazy tonight.” To make matters worse, the second attempt didn’t go well either. By dimming the lights, the executives seemed confident the FF 91 would overcome its stage fright. “As a new baby, she's very very timid,” Sampson joked. Sampson later explained to a group of press why the vehicle had an issue, saying that the steel structures at the venue of the unveiling event interfered with signals.

Production of the car starts in 2018 but interested parties can place a refundable $5,000 deposit on the car right now even though there is no actual price for the car or any information on what sort of trim packages it will have.

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