Faraday shows off first concept, hints at the future

Faraday shows off first concept, hints at the future

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept vehicle at FF's pre-CES reveal event in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ AP Images for Faraday Future)

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept vehicle at FF’s pre-CES reveal event in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ AP Images for Faraday Future)

The much-hyped Faraday Future has received mixed responses to its reveal of it first concept car at the consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but is their future produced hinted at in the car’s reveal video?

The FFZERO1 is a single-seater FF’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), a modular engineering system for electric vehicles, on which all future FF production vehicles will be based.

The company claims the VPA will enable FF to minimise production costs, dramatically increase its speed to market, and could easily support a range of vehicle types and sizes. FF applied the high performance FFZERO1 Concept to the VPA in order to maximise the platform’s potential and showcase its flexibility.

“The FFZERO1 Concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophies informing FF’s forthcoming production vehicles,” says Richard Kim, head of design, Faraday Future. “This project liberated our designers and inspired new approaches for vehicle forms, proportions and packaging that we can apply to our upcoming production models.”

Featuring four motors, one at each wheel, FFZERO1 is built for its use case: the track. If developed for limited production, it will have more than 1000 horsepower and will accelerate from zero to 60 in under three seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour.

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In the closing slides of the release video, the FFZERO1 fades out, with just the platform shown, and the shape of a hatchback or SUV traced over the top of it – a hint to future models perhaps?

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