The CES trade show in Las Vegas used to be where the latest Palm Pilot would get revealed. But lately, CES has looked more like a car show than a gadget show, as automakers line up to show off new electric vehicles, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles and every combination thereof. As this year’s CES kicked off, Faraday Future was the talk of the show after it revealed its FFZERO1 concept vehicle.
If you’re unfamiliar with Faraday Future, that’s understandable. The company hasn’t actually built a production car yet. But they have generated a lot of hype after hiring away a co-founder of Tesla and the head of design behind BMW’s awesome i8. Faraday Future provided a hint of what may be in store with the FFZERO1. The specs of the car, while only projected since it’s just a concept, sound incredible. The batteries sit between the wheels and the wheelbase of the car can be expanded to accomodate more juice. The FFZERO1 uses four electric motors to produce more than 1,000 horsepower, go from 0-60 in under three seconds and top out in excess of 200 miles per hour.
The single-seat racecar places the driver in a cockpit that mimics NASA’s zero-gravity design to create a sense of weightlessness. A smartphone can be docked in the center of the FFZERO1’s steering wheel, which would allow a driver to control all the car’s functions through an app and allows for real-time data to be communicated to the driver.
Again, all of these capabilities are hypothetical at this point, but just look at the thing. Faraday Future scores major points just for designing a car that looks this badass. The tailfin makes the FFZERO1 look like a pair of scissors. This is the kind of car that Batman would be proud to drive.
See more pictures of the Faraday Future FFZERO1 below.