Faraday Future has announced that it will be participating in this month’s 95th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which marks the first time that an electric vehicle OEM will enter the race. Faraday Future is going to use the race to test its upcoming FF 91.

The Faraday Future FF 91 will arrive in 2018

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As part of this effort, FF will debut “Testing the FF 91,” a video series that will chronicle the detailed testing efforts made by FF’s engineers to push the limits of FF’s technology in a variety of demanding environments. The video series will begin as FF’s team of engineers test FF 91 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a track that climbs 4,720 feet from the starting line with a total of 156 turns. The test will give the engineers an opportunity to test the FF 91’s thermal control systems.

Related: Faraday Future reveals the 1,050-hp FF 91 electric SUV concept

“The hill climb on PikesPeak serves as the ideal setting to further develop the electric propulsion system and supporting thermal systems of FF 91,” said Nick Sampson, Senior Vice President of Research and Development. “Testing the performance of FF 91 in real-world conditions sets the bar even higher as we bring the vehicle to market in 2018.”

Faraday Future unveiled the FF 91 as a concept earlier this year. The FF 91 concept is powered by four electric motors with a total output of 1,050 horsepower that helps the SUV reach 60 mph in only 2.39 seconds. The FF 91 concept also has a driving range of 378 miles and can be recharged in 4.5 hours with a 240-volt outlet. The FF 91 is expected to go on sale sometime next year.

Source: Faraday Future