A First Look at Faraday Future’s FFZERO1 Concept Car
Ahead of this week’s CES show in Las Vegas, California-based Faraday Future has unveiled its FFZERO1 Concept car and the proprietary engineering platform that it’s sitting atop. To cut through the press lingo, the FFZERO1 aims to be a high performance EV, one that dishes out 1,000 horsepower and features a futuristic design. Well, since it’s still years away from production, the current design ethos should be good for 2020 or so. This is the company’s first ever concept, with an architecture that aims to minimize production costs, deliver proven quality and safety, while also giving them the ability to increase its speed to market. The VPA architecture is said to be scalable and could potentially be used across a range of vehicles and sizes. So what we’re seeing here is the first but it could certainly be just the beginning of more to come from the team at FF. The performance numbers we’ve seen thus far are all theoretical. The 1,000 horses, the sub-three-second 0-60 time, the top speed north of 200 mph. But with all this performance aimed for a one-seater behemoth, it’s the furthest thing from practical and will probably see the FFZERO1 be a limited production run. The sight’s set on bigger goals, and until we actually see a road-ready vehicle and a realistic timeline, we’ll say the likes of Tesla or even Porsche’s E-Concept vehicle have very little to worry about. No new kid on the block just yet but the dream of one looks pretty promising.