Faraday Future today confirmed that it will be participating in the 95th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Doing so with makes FF the first electric car manufacturer to enter the historic event and enables further public testing of their new luxury SUV.
As part of this effort, FF will debut “Testing the FF 91,” a video series that will chronicle the detailed testing efforts made by FF’s engineers to bring the to market and push the limits of FF’s technology in a variety of demanding environments.
The series will begin as FF’s team of engineers test FF 91 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event. A track that climbs 4,720 feet from the starting line with a total of 156 turns stands as an essential proving ground for the vehicle’s thermal control systems.
Nick Sampson, Senior Vice President of Research and Development commented:
“The hill climb on PikesPeak serves as the ideal setting to further develop the electric propulsion system and supporting thermal systems of FF 91. Testing the performance of FF 91 in real-world conditions sets the bar even higher as we bring the vehicle to market in 2018.”
Running in the Pikes Peak Challenge – Exhibition Class, the California based Faraday Future will be testing an FF 91 Beta development vehicle using production hardware and software with tweaks required to run at Pikes Peak.
Rumours are still rife about the outfit’s ability to complete the car and the overall project. With recent key board members leaving and concerns of money worries hanging over FF’s head.
Driving the FF 91 will be Robin Shute who also serves as Principal Engineer at Faraday Future.