18 month-old start up electric car maker Faraday Future unveiled its very first vehicle Monday night in Las Vegas ahead of the opening of this year’s CES. And boy did they do it in style with the introduction of the all-electric FFZERO1 supercar.
If the looks don’t impress you, the car’s projected performance numbers will. Faraday claims a projected top speed of more than 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time of less than 2 seconds. The car is expected to be equipped with an electric motor each wheel which in unison produces more than 1,000 horsepower.
Unfortunately, the FFZERO1 is neither a prototype nor a production car. It’s a pure design concept aimed at showing off what Faraday claims its technology — in its most extreme form — can achieve.
“The FFZERO1 Concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophiesinforming FF’s forthcoming production vehicles,” FF head of design Richard Kim said in a statement.
With the FFZERO1, the Chinese-backed firm, which is expected to break ground in a few weeks on its $1 billion Nevada factory, gave the press its first glimpse of what the company may be capable of building at the event.
But it was only a fleeting glimpse and may not resolve questions about whether the company can even build a real car. The company says it has prototypes testing aspects of the electric car technology that Faraday will use to build a real car.
Although members of the media were allowed to take pictures of the cars’ exterior from a safe distance, only photographers hired by Faraday were allowed to photograph the static show car’s interior.
Have a closer look at Faraday Future electric supercar concept.