Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

Inside Faraday Future's amazing FFZERO1

After months of teasing, the billion-dollar US-based startup has finally shared its vision for the future of the electric car: a 1,000-horsepower single-seat racer.

Of all the cars that might've come from electric-vehicle startup (and presumed Tesla rival) Faraday Future, a single-seat racecar with 1,000 horsepower may be the most surprising. The company, which is on track to break ground for a billion-dollar factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, fittingly chose the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show to pull the wraps off the FFZERO1 Concept, a wholly outlandish — but wildly compelling — battery powered hypercar. This isn't the company's first production model, but it is a dazzling showcase of the technology — and the philosophy — that will define Faraday's future offerings.

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