LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2016) — A claimed 1,000 hp, a 0-60 time of under three seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, from a freshly minted electric car maker?
Well, it certainly all sounds wonderful, and it's what Faraday Future promised after pulling the cover off its first automobile just 18 months after the company was founded.
The FFZERO1 is a concept car that is half Le Mans prototype and half Ginsu knife drawer. The single-seater — just one example of the company's variable platform architecture — is powered by an electric motor at each wheel drawing juice from a floorboard full of batteries.
Earlier this year Faraday made its worldwide debut in a tent in a Las Vegas parking lot in the rain two days before the International Consumer Electronics Show officially opened. The car maker chose Las Vegas not just because its high-tech car fit the bill for such a high-tech show, but because it will build cars (not this one) in a billion-dollar factory it plans to build in North Las Vegas.
Notice how everything there was in future tense? That's because so far Faraday hasn't built anything. But it has plans, man, big plans.