Faraday Future's FFZERO1, unveiled at 2016 CES, was designed to attract attention, which apparently worked as we took a seat at the VIP press release party earlier this month.
It's not a concept for a production model, which according to many comments (and media in attendance) disappointed some Faraday followers.
We gathered a lot of video presentations by media outlets, as well as a few blogger videos to present more insight on how Faraday Future was received and maybe so that we can learn something more.
While most of the videos are short, above you can watch a great interview with Nick Sampson (the face of Faraday Future) with a bunch of tough questions from TechCrunch.
The first is "What the hell is that?". Absolutely a must watch.
The completely different production model (the one they will actually sell) is said to be available "in couple of years". There probably will be another presentation and reservation launch before sales start, just like in the case of Tesla.
Faraday Future intends to use small cells instead of large ones and bring more than competitive range (which we assume means more than Tesla range).
The basis on which Faraday Future will build its future is VPA (Variable Platform Architecture), which would allow the company to build multiple cars, SUVs, trucks in FWD,RWD, AWD configurations for less cost. (It's basically the skateboard concept that we are seeing many EV makers now develop towards to some degree or another)
Here are interesting insights from Frost & Sullivan's Mobility Automotive & Transportation about the Faraday Future unveiling, followed by a whole bunch of other presentations, interviews and opinions:
"Richard Kim is the Head of Design at Faraday Future. He takes John McElroy on a design walkaround of the company's first concept car the FFZERO1. But Kim doesn't stop there. Also get a taste of where its production cars are headed and how Faraday Future is not designing your typical car."
Secretive Tesla competitor Faraday Future unveiled the FFZero1 concept car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
The startup automaker introduced an electric concept car, the FFZERO1, at CES 2016. But its goal is modular car design that makes fast development easy, much like a tech company. If it works, it could be a win for consumers.
Faraday Future unveiled a concept electric race car in Las Vegas. The California-based company backed by a Chinese billionaire could potentially rival Tesla. Fred Katayama reports.
Faraday Future, the upstart EV automaker from Gardena, California that aims to build a series of 'rolling smartphones' to compete with the likes of Tesla just unveiled its first-ever concept car. And we're tingling all over.
KBB's coverage of the Faraday Future FFZero 1 Concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
Faraday Future: Tesla-Killer or Huge Disappointment?
Faraday Future have unveiled their long awaited concept car at CES2016, now known as the FFZero1. It's pretty radical, and not at all what everyone was expecting...pic from Tech Insider