Gone in 2.39 seconds

Faraday Future has unveiled a self-driving electric car which it claims can outperform any other EV in production.

It says its FF91, which is expected to be released next year, can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 2.39 seconds.

The FF91 was introduced via a live demo, in which it drove itself around a car park and backed into an empty space. Pre-recorded footage also showed the car accelerating from standstill to 60mph in 2.39 seconds.

In comparison, Tesla models can reach 60mph in 2.5 seconds.

The FF91, due to go into production next year, will include a driverless valet system enabling the owner to leave the car and order it to park itself and recognition software which will enable it to automatically unlock doors when it recognises the driver’s face.

To pre-order customers will have to provide a refundable deposit of £4,080, and will then be able to connect to the car via a virtual FFID account which will allow them to share data such as movies or route plans to the car from personal computers.