Talk about polarizing… Faraday Future has used mystery to keep the world interested in what it might be cooking behind closed doors, but on Monday night it finally took the wraps off of its first concept vehicle. Well, the wraps actually came off a bit early when the company accidentally pushed out an updated version of its mobile app that included photos and preliminary details. But no matter — the Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept car is now official, and it may have left people with more questions than answers.
Chinese-backed Faraday Future recently broke ground on its $1 billion Nevada factory, but no one outside the company really knew what Faraday planned to build there. Yes, we knew the focus would be electric cars and yes, it was likely that autonomous features would be baked in, but that was about it. Would Faraday Future focus on bringing electric cars to the masses? Would it make higher-end cars to compete with Tesla?
Well, it turns out neither is the case. Instead, Faraday Future’s first concept car is the FFZERO1 supercar, which looks like a futuristic Batmobile and sports performance that rivals a Bugatti Veyron. At least, that’s what Faraday claims.
Following the FFZERO1’s official unveiling, we now have all the early details we need to know that Faraday isn’t a company that most people need concern themselves with. Instead, it will focus in these early days on building electric supercars that will undoubtedly cost a fortune.
The company’s first concept will apparently sport four all-electric quad-core motors that produce more than 1,000 HP and are capable of propelling the FFZERO1 from 0-60 in less than three seconds. The FFZERO1 will also supposedly feature a top speed in excess of 200 MPH. Here are some more details from Faraday’s website:
- Single seat occupancy surrounded by newly developed high-performance materials
- A fully-connected car featuring intuitive UI for integration between virtual and head-up displays
- Smartphone-connected remote vehicle setup and anticipatory personalization; capable of live analysis of vehicle systems
- Innovative carbon fiber and lightweight composite construction
- Advanced high performance racing suspension
- Advanced vehicle dynamic control and torque vectoring
- Radically reduced drag and battery cooling through aero tunnel design
It sounds nice indeed, though it’s clear not a car that will do much to push electric vehicles into the mainstream. Some official photos of the FFZERO1 follow below along with a video of the concept car in action.