Faraday Future’s all-electric FF91 has been dubbed a classic electric “weird-mobile” by a lot of people. A term that might have originated from Tesla CEO Elon Musk referencing the way some automakers are designing EVs to specifically look “weird”.
I tend to agree based on the prototypes that FF unveiled in January, but we now get to see a matte black beta prototype, which definitely looks more badass than the silver and white prototypes with camouflage that Faraday showed before.
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The FF91 is a very large car and obviously, it’s a lot easier to make a large vehicle look tough and tank-like. But it didn’t look like the early prototypes took advantage of the size until now.
Last month, we spotted another FF91 prototype, though heavily camouflaged, it gave us a good idea of just how massive it is next to a Range Rover, a Tesla Model X, and a pickup truck.
Now, of course, if you put anything in matte black it looks cooler and something Batman would be driving, but this new beta prototype also looks more refined than what we have seen from FF before.
They brought the vehicle to the Motor world Hype car show in Long Beach:
In my opinion, the front-end could still be less busy with probably one too many lines on the hood and with the retractable lidar sensor, but they could manage to shake off some of the “weird-mobile” comments.
Interestingly, the vehicle was designed by Richard Kim, who designed the BMW i3 the i8 concepts. The former was probably the most “weird-mobile” EV of all the electric vehicles that came out in the last decade, while the latter was praised for its designed.
It almost looks like he is walking the line between the two with the new FF91.
Either way, the vehicle could still change a little before production. The company is reportedly moving forward with construction at its factory in Nevada. They say that they are still aiming to bring the vehicle to production in 2019, but it would be surprising considering the early stage of construction at the plant.
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