CES 2016: The Faraday Future FFZERO1 is ‘an extreme tablet on wheels’

After much teasing and a significant leak, we’ve finally seen Faraday Future’s concept car in the flesh.

Dubbed the FFZERO1, details were few during its anticipated reveal at CES 2016, but the promises were big. This is an “extreme tablet on wheels,” said Nick Sampson, SVP, R&D Product Development at Faraday and formerly of Tesla.

Head of Global Design Richard Kim called it a “car of concepts,” meaning it embodies many ideas into one vehicle, and won’t likely make it to the road as-is.

Faraday Future, or FF as it calls itself for short, focused on three key areas of the vehicle. First, it emphasized the interior, which is white and wouldn’t be possible in an internal combustion car, Kim said. There’s only one seat, for the driver, and it’s angled at 45-degrees to “maximize comfort and increase circulation.” There

Projected FFZERO1 specs

According to a Faraday spec sheet, the FFZERO1’s projected powertrain consists of four quad-core motors with over 1,000 horsepower. It can go 0-60 in under three seconds, and tops out at 200 mph-plus.

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Aside from the single seat and high-performance materials, the interior of the car is full connected and features an intuitive UI that syncs up with virtual and head-up displays.

FFZERO1 owners can use their smartphone to setup the vehicle remotely. Like other vehicles, it promises to learn from its users: it will learn their preferences and can even perform live analysis of the vehicle systems, seemingly to enhance comfort.

As for the exterior, the FFZERO1 is comprised of carbon fiber and a lightweight composite material. It has a custom-built, high-performance racing suspension and advanced dynamic control and vehicle vectoring. It’s designed to reduce drag and help battery cooling, and it certainly looks aerodynamic.

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