We're not sure whether to call it an SUV or a sedan — its feature list reads more like a concept — but the Faraday Future FF 91 is definitely interesting. Built on an all-electric, flexible powertrain system, its chassis and body are a single form for better handling and safety. That's doubly important since its multi-motor all-wheel drive system and 130 kWh battery are capable of producing 1,050 hp, a 0-60 time of under 2.4 seconds, and a range of 378 miles. The rest of the tech is equally impressive. Pop-up 3D lidar headlines an autonomous system that also includes 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Facial recognition cameras on the exterior unlock the door for you automatically, then adjust settings like seating position, temperature, and driving style to suit your preferences, while an expression- and mood-sensing camera on the interior can prompt an experience to match or improve your mood, using music, temperature, scent, content, massage and more. Production starts in early 2018, with reservations available now for $5,000 a unit.
While Tesla has its eyes on the lower end of the market with the Model 3, the Lucid Air is ramping up to give them some competition on the high-end. This all-electric luxury vehicle has a motor and transmission that were developed in house, with a battery pack capable of outputting 1,000 horsepower, pushing the car from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds while providing 400 miles of range. Autonomous driving systems and OTA software updates are also in the mix, and the interior promises to be extremely comfortable, with executive seats in the rear, high-end materials throughout, and a 29-speaker audio system that uses active noise cancellation to keep the cabin as quiet as possible. Production starts in late 2018 with deliveries expected to start soon thereafter.
George Bamford, the man behind the Bamford Watch Department, knows a thing or many about customization. In taking a break from his normal Rolex duties, he set his sights on a car — the Bentley x Bamford Mulsanne Speed, to be exact. Created in collaboration with Bentley's Mulliner design department, the car features accents in BWD's signature blue, as well as PVD-treated, blacked-out wing vents, badges, and grille, a customized analog clock, seats covered in a mix of leather and Anthracite cloth, and a special carbon fiber watch case that sits in the space normally reserved for a cocktail kit. As you might expect, it's Bamford's personal car, and one-of-a-kind.
Given the company's past track record, you'd do well not to get your hopes up for the Fisker EMotion Sedan — although that won't be easy. Using graphene-infused battery technology, it gets a claimed driving range of 400 miles, in addition to a top speed of 161 mph. Hardware for fully autonomous operation is also on the docket, as well as more interior space than its competitors, infotainment systems for both front and rear passengers, and a sporty body that's both aerodynamic and aggressive. Expect to see a fully-working prototype sometime next year, with further details arriving after that.