When Faraday Future took the wraps off the FFZero1 Concept at CES last year, our jaws collectively dropped. It was just a concept, sure, but it was everything we loved about concept cars. It was bold, incredibly futuristic, and almost surreal in its configuration, with a distinct “UFO” side line protruding like a flying saucer and more carbon fiber than you could shake a stick at. One year later at CES 2017, the brand will officially debut its first production car.
“This first product will be a premium electric vehicle that combines extreme technology, industry leading range, and holistic design,” Faraday said in a statement. Indeed, the world of EVs is getting more crowded each day.
— Faraday Future (@FaradayFuture) October 19, 2016
Your first question is probably something along the lines of, “Will the production car look anything like the FFZero1?” and the official answer is, “We have no idea!” But given the car’s radical designs, seeing anything close to the FFZero1 on the road is about as likely as any of us being able to afford it.
First off, the concept car looks like a Le Mans prototype designed by Batman, and thus, the EV only seats one. Inside, the driver tilts back at a 45-degree angle and wears a helmet that gathers biometric data and delivers oxygen and water to the occupant. The vehicle is also completely autonomous, produces 1,000 hypothetical horsepower, and to make sure it stays connected to the cloud, Faraday made sure each car came with a full tank of internet.
With that in mind, we can probably all agree that the FFZero1 isn’t coming to a town near you anytime soon. Faraday Future has an impressive list of collaborators though, including infotainment gurus LeEco and British automaker Aston Martin, so in terms of the vehicle’s design, the possibilities are endless. Imagine the possibility of an electric Faraday Future supercar stuffed with next-gen tech from LeEco, all wrapped up classic Aston Martin styling. If that doesn’t excite you, you might want to check your pulse.
The good news is we don’t have long to wait, because the CES 2017 press days kick off on January 3, 2017.