electric automotive startup faraday future finally unveils FFZERO1 concept at CES 2016
electric automotive startup faraday future finally unveils FFZERO1 concept at CES 2016
jan 05, 2016
electric automotive startup faraday future finally unveils FFZERO1 concept at CES 2016


electric automotive startup faraday future finally unveils FFZERO1 concept at CES 2016
all images courtesy of faraday future

 

 

 

 

unveiled at 2016 consumer electronics show in las vegas, the faraday future ‘FFZERO1’ concept vehicle will be a test bed and a parallel study from the design and engineering teams at the startup to continue to draw inspiration and solutions for a future range of clean, intuitive electric vehicles. 

faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-02the faraday future ‘FFZERO1′ concept was revealed at CES 2016

 

 

the company’s first ever concept, the ‘FFZERO1’ is a high performance electric vehicle built upon faraday future’s ‘variable platform architecture’ – a modular engineering system optimized for electric vehicles, on which all future production vehicles will be based. this will enable them to minimize production costs and dramatically increase its speed to market. 

 


video courtesy of faraday future

 

 

 

‘the FFZERO1 concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophies informing FF’s forthcoming production vehicles,’ describes richard kim head of design at faraday future. ‘this project liberated our designers and inspired new approaches for vehicle forms, proportions, and packaging that we can apply to our upcoming production models.’

faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-03the electric vehicle is built upon faraday future’s ‘variable platform architecture’

 

 

 

utilizing advanced lightweight materials and composites, the faraday future design team experimented with new driver-focused proportions, pushing the canopy forward for a perfectly aerodynamic teardrop profile. aerodynamic tunnels run through the interior length of the vehicle, allowing air to flow through the car rather than around it, dramatically reducing drag and improving battery cooling. 

 faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-04 aerodynamic tunnels run through the interior length of the vehicle

 

 

 

at each wheel, the concept features four motors built for specific track use. if developed for limited production, it will have more that 1000 horsepower and will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in under three seconds. the single seat configuration of ‘FFZERO1’ is white with a carbon fiber finish. it offers a comfortable, weightless body position, holding the driver at a 45 degree angle, thereby helping to promote efficient blood circulation.

faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-05the design team experimented with new driver-focused proportions faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-06the rear view faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-07the air flows through the car rather than around it faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-08a modular engineering system optimized for electric vehiclesfaraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-09all future production vehicles will be based on the ‘variable platform architecture’faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-10the front LEDs faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-11the front emblem faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-12the interior in white and carbon fiber details faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-13the prototype helmet faraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-14the integrated smartphone inside the steering wheelfaraday-future-FFzero1-electric-concept-designboom-15the ‘FFZERO1′ concept being shaped 

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