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Faraday Future claims its electric crossover beats Tesla’s Model X P100D Ludicrous in a drag race, releases video


As we reported earlier this week, Faraday Future has been teasing a drag race video showcasing its upcoming electric crossover in drag races against a Bentley Bentayga, a Ferrari 488 GTB, and a Tesla Model X P100D with the Ludicrous battery upgrade.

The automaker has now released the video showing the end of each race and is claiming to have beaten the segment-leading 0 to 60 mph time of the Model X P100D.

Tesla lists the 0-60 time of the Model X P100D on Ludicrous mode at 2.9 seconds – beating the two other vehicles FF put its prototype against: 4 seconds for the Bentley Bentayga and 3 seconds for the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Peter Savagian, FF’s VP of Propulsion Engineering, said that the company first aimed to deliver a sub-4 seconds 0 to 60 mph time, but the team ultimately managed to bring it down to “under 3 seconds.”

The startup released a video of a few drag races to prove it. It appears to have been filmed at the Irwindale Event Center in Irwindale, California.

The video is heavily edited and it’s difficult to follow the circumstances of each race, including the reaction time, but they made an effort to edit in the Model X’s state of charge and Ludicrous mode being on – presumably in an attempt to show that they were not racing an underpowered version of Tesla’s flagship SUV:ff-vs-tesla-model-x-2

The company claims that its software offers a “competitive advantage that others don’t have” without specifying what it is exactly.

Of course, the marketing stunt is part of FF’s continuous teasing of its first production-intent vehicle to be unveiled next month at CES.

Here’s the video:

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