While the controversy surrounding its financial situation is the main subject of conversation around Faraday Future (FF) at the moment, the company is still moving ahead with the endless teasing of its first production-intent electric vehicle.
It has now released the first images of the interior of the concept.
The teaser shows the front seats of Faraday Future’s concept. The company has been working with Futuris Automotive, a seating company, to develop the seats.
Futuris sued Faraday Future for $10 million over unpaid bills last month. The suit has since been settled, but according to The Verge, the settlement includes a clause that forces FF to find another seat supplier:
“The company recently settled a $10 million lawsuit with Futuris, its seat supplier, over breach of contract. As part of the settlement, FF will need to find a new seat supplier, a process that could take up to two years. And the seats FF plans to show off as part of its production model at CES in a few weeks aren’t seats it can legally use in future models.”
That means that the interior of the vehicle FF is now teasing could be different from the production model, but that’s if it ever gets to production.
If The Verge’s report on the settlement is correct, FF wouldn’t be able to offer the vehicle for sale with those “gravity-defying” seats.
As previously reported, it’s only the latest in a series of teasers ahead of the unveiling next week:
The company has also been gradually unveiling the shape of the car on its website. Here’s the latest version:
Aside from the design, FF has also been teasing the performance of the vehicle. Last week, it claimed that it beats the Tesla Model P100D Ludicrous 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds.
At this point, we know a lot about the vehicle itself, but most industry watchers will be waiting for a clarification of the company’s go-to-market plan. As we reported last week, the billionaire founder of the company, who until recently hadn’t been involved in the day-to-day at FF, has now virtually taken over the leadership of the company – just before their big unveiling.
He will need to confirm a significant refinancing of the startup in order for the market to regain confidence in the company after the several reports of suppliers not being paid.