Do you think electric cars can’t really compete when it comes to design and power? Well, think again as you take a look at Faraday Future’s FFZERO1 – a single seater concept vehicle – that has been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. This concept vehicle is a test-bed for the company’s future range of EVs. The car features a new chassis design while also boasting of a ‘sixth sense’ that allows it to adapt to the driver’s intentions and requirements while generating real-time data and images.
The exterior of this amazing vehicle sure reminds us of speed demon; a highly aerodynamic bodywork with a forward-set cockpit. The bodywork is made of carbon composite and the car features a racing suspension along with advanced vehicle dynamic control and torque vectoring. It also features an aero-tunnel design for reduced drag and for cooling down its battery.
The cooling down of battery is crucial since the FFZERO1 packs quite a lot of power. It sports the Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) – new and centrally placed battery structure. It has been arranged into modular strings to incorporate flexibility when it comes to design and helps in reducing the cost while enhancing safety and speed. The VPA drives four Quad-Core motors that are able to crank out over 1,000bhp. This translates into 0-60mph in under three seconds and a top speed of more than 200mph.
The interior is equally impressive with white and carbon mesh motif. It also claims of NASA-inspired ‘zero-gravity’ seat that has been set at 45º to allow for circulation along with offsetting g-forces. The car also features a Halo safety program that has been incorporated to provide support to driver’s neck and comes with a bespoke helmet and racing suit.
The driver is given control of the vehicle via smartphone, thus allowing the driver to control the vehicle from inside or outside. The company says the FFZERO1 might even be driver-optional. Richard Kim, head of design at Faraday Future said, “The FFZERO1 Concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophies informing FF’s forthcoming production vehicles. This project liberated our designers and inspired new approaches for vehicle forms, proportions, and packaging that we can apply to our upcoming production models.”