Revised product timelines project the start of FF 91 production in September 2020 at the company’s Hanford, CA, assembly plant, a refurbished former Pirelli tire factory capable of building 10,000 vehicles annually.
Acceleration with the new EcoBoost engine is linear, and it feels much more stout than the base 310-hp 2.3L, which tends to run out of breath at high rpm. On paper, these two engines are separated by 22 hp, but it feels like so much more.
Taken as a whole, the latest powertrains for fullsize pickups represent a truly impressive collection of state-of-the-art engineering dedicated to lightweight materials, reduced friction and improved efficiency.
Carsten Breitfeld, who played an integral role in BMW’s entry into the EV market with the all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8, will take over as CEO with the specific goal of delivering Faraday Future’s first production model.