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Tech Start-up Company, backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, Faraday Future has unveiled what it claims is the fastest production electric car in the world.

According to the company, the car, its new FF91 model can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds – quicker than the McLaren P1 or the Lamborghini Aventador.

If confirmed as true, that speed will also top the acceleration of Tesla’s Model S – currently the world’s fastest production electric car.

Unveiling the FF91 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Faraday Future executive vice president Nick Sampson said the model is “the first of a new species”.

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He said: “This is day one of a new era of mobility. We don’t have to follow outdated practices or retrofit existing equipment…we have to flip the auto industry on its head.”

Though Faraday Future did not reveal the price of the FF91, but said consumers could put down a $5,000 (£4,075) deposit for the car in 2018.

Author: Yemi Olarinre