CES 2016, in Las Vegas, witnessed the unveiling of Faraday Future’s single seater FFZERO1 concept vehicle. It is being touted as the test bed for company’s future EVs. The track car features whole new chassis design and is claimed to sport a ‘sixth sense’ that allows it to adapt to the needs and intentions of driver while also providing with real time images and data.
The exterior imparts the look of a speed demon to the car with its extremely aerodynamic bodywork along with a cockpit that is forward set. The carbon composite bodywork houses a racing suspension that features advanced vehicle dynamic control and torque vectoring. The car also flaunts an aero-tunnel design for reducing the drag and cooling down of battery.
Why the need for cooling down of battery? That is because this car houses a Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) – a new and centrally placed battery structure that has been installed in the form of modular strings thus allowing for enhanced design flexibility while helping in reducing costs and increasing safety and speed.
The VPA cranks out power to 4 Quad Core motors that generate more than 1,000bhp. In simpler words, this means that the FFZERO1 can do 0-60mph in under three seconds with a top speed of more than 200mph.
FFZERO1’s interior is as amazing as the exterior and also incorporates the white and carbon mesh motif that is sported by the bodywork. It speaks of a NASA-inspired ‘zero gravity’ seat. This seat is set at 45º to allow for offsetting of g-forces and promotion of circulation. The car also features a Halo safety system that provides neck support and comes with a bespoke helmet and a racing suit.
The steering column located next to the instrument panel has an integrated smartphone that allows the driver to have control of FFZERO1 when inside or outside. According to the company, FFZERO1 might even be driver-optional rendering it able to even do a few warm up laps on its own before it meets up with the owner at the track.
Richard Kim, Head of Design Faraday Future says, “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.”
You can check out the car below!