Faraday Future finally introduces an electric race car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The FFZERO1 is a 1000-plus horsepower vehicle named after one of the greatest Nintendo video games, F-Zero.
Faraday Future is billing the FFZERO1 as a parallel study and a test subject for when cars can displace traditional fossil fuel with clean electricity. Under the car's hood are four powerful motors with a combined output of more than 1,000 HP. This concept racing car can go from zero to 60 in less than three seconds on its way to top speeds more than 200 miles per hour. These numbers are more than enough to put it on the level of Nissan's GT-R, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Corvette.
Other features of the car include a chassis that consists of lightweight composites and carbon fiber. It has advanced vehicle dynamic control and torque-vectoring characteristics. The car's modular battery pack consists of battery strings that can be moved around and molded into a variety of vehicle compartment dimensions and charge capacities. The steering has a socket for mounting and integrating a smartphone. Once integrated, drivers can modify their car's power output and visualize their car's performance. The car's single seat is inspired by NASA's zero-gravity design to reduce driver fatigue and to give drivers a sense of weightlessness.
Faraday Future Design Head Richard Kim states that the FFZERO1 concept car is an amplified version of the engineering and design philosophies of the company's up and coming vehicle lineup. This project has liberated the company's designers and has inspired them to new approaches in forms of vehicles, packing and proportions that Faraday can apply to its future production models.
A little bit of history, Faraday Future is a startup company based in California. It was formed by four ex-Tesla executives about a year and a half ago. In December 2015, the company announced that it will be investing $1 billion for its production and manufacturing facility that will be located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Faraday Future Global Manufacturing Vice President Dag Reckhorn states that the company has completed a thorough and lengthy selection process for its manufacturing site and that the company is thrilled to be partnering with the state of Nevada as the company moves forward with its projects. He added that the company is more than eager to begin its production of the vehicles of the future as its lineup will be embracing an intrinsic relationship between mobility and technology.