Faraday Future, the secretive automobile company from Silicon Valley, finally unveiled what their first prototype of a car is going to be. They call it the FFZERO1 and it is a stupendous looking race car.
FFZERO1 is a car built for the future, capturing Faraday Future’s thoughtful approach to rebuilding car infrastructure from the ground up to change the way we commute. The car is nothing like we have ever seen - the bold aerodynamic curves to the large tail fin and the single seat. Keep in mind that this is still a concept vehicle and as per my guess, it won’t be coming out anytime soon.
The car is a 1000 horse-power beast that can go from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, which is supercar acceleration. The lightweight body made out of carbon fibre composite allows the car to reach speeds of up to 200 mph. This is truly amazing for a fully electric vehicle.
Coming to the single seat design, it allows for the ideal seating positing at an angle of 45 degrees. In fact, the FFZERO1’s seating has been inspired by NASA’s spacecraft seating - with perfect angles, support for both legs allowing better blood flow, and a design to make the driver feel weightless. Faraday Future’s convincingly says that the car is built around the seat, and not the other way round.
The centre console, or ‘cockpit’, features a steering wheel with a slot for your smartphone. The smartphone will always remain connected to the car, displaying real time information to the driver and allowing certain vehicle settings. The cockpit is also the place where you can set the car into fully autonomous mode: with the integration of multitude of sensors and cameras, the FFZERO1 can drive itself, on the road, and on the racetrack.
The FFZERO1 is built on Faraday Future’s 'Variable Platform Architecture’. VPA is the modular base of the car that can be, and will be, used in other Faraday Future cars too. The VPA enables for modular addition of rows of batteries and configurable multi-motor wheel sets which means the platform can adapt to whatever the required wheelbase length needs to be and how much ever power the car requires. The motor modules come in no motor, single motor or dual motor wheel sets and can be attached to the VPA as per the vehicles requirement. The VPA is going to be used in all future production vehicles by Faraday Future. (Below is a video explaining the Variable Platform Architecture)
The FFZERO1 is too futuristic to be true today. However, the company promises great possibilities for the future. If the FFZERO1 took only 18 months to design in virtual reality, their future production vehicles will be coming really soon. Faraday Future, the world is waiting for your vehicles.
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Source of interactive image: http://www.bbc.co_m/autos/story/201_60105-inside-faraday-futures-ffzero1#