Faraday Future Takes 40th Place At 2017 Pikes Peak Hillclimb

While electric cars dominated just two years ago at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with more competitive entries out, this year the leading Faraday Future FF91 finished 40th.

The specially prepared 1,050-horsepower car completed the course 23 seconds ahead of a Tesla run last year, but its time of 11:25.082 was actually far behind the first-place 9:05.672 set by Romain Dumas in the Norma MXX RD Limited.

These times are for the famous and arduous 12.42 mile course which ascends 4,720 feet to 14,110 feet elecvation over 156 turns.

Absent this year were exotic purpose-built EV racers, such as Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima used in 2015.

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Faraday’s time was even bested by an electric motorcycle fielded by engineering students from Ohio State University, the Buckeye Current RW-3X, which placed 28th at 10:55.500.

Meanwhile, in another race, the one intended to get Faraday’s cars built and for sale, the financially challenged company was reported in February as starting on a “mini plant” in Nevada, and aims to produce its advanced EVs by 2018.

All finishing times can bee seen in this link. While FF has not posted video footage of the run, we’ve grabbed these from YouTube of practice runs.

And here’s a video of the powerful street car in action.


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