Faraday Future, a California-based mobility company, on Monday unveiled its first prototype vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The FFZERO1 is a 1000-horsepower concept car, which will make Faraday Future a strong rival to Tesla Motors.
Nick Sampson, senior vice president of research and engineering at Faraday Future, believes that the FFZERO1 prototype car will redefine “the very nature of cars and mobility.” Nick previously served as a director of vehicle and chassis engineering at Tesla.
FFZERO1 is based upon Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), a modular engineering system “optimized for electric vehicles.” The car will accelerate from zero to 60 in under three seconds, with a top speed of 200 mph, according to the company.
Last month, Faraday Future announced that plans to build a state-of-the-art automotive production plant in Las Vegas. The company will invest $1 billion to develop a three million square-foot manufacturing facility to-be-built in Clark County’s Apex Industrial Park.
Faraday Future has a team of 400 people, including former Tesla executives, Nick Sampson, Dag Reckhorn, and Alan Cherry. Reckhorn was director of manufacturing for Tesla Model S and Cherry was senior director of HR at Tesla.