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Ars talks car design with Faraday Future at CES

ars.AD.queue.push ([“xrailTop” {sz: “300×251” KWS: [“bottom”] collapse: true}]); LAS VEGAS-At the Monday evening before CES kicked off well, several hundred journalists and GDPs under a press-fit illuminated tent in a vacant lot to witness the public of a new electric car from an initial named Faraday Future. The company, flush with cash due to the owner of LeTV (think Netflix Chinese) touted has the event for some time, and promised to show us what it called a “Tesla-killer.”

As it turns out, the car under the skin is not actually a Model S opponent, or will it go into production. Instead, we have a race-inspired concept known as the VF Zero 1, a 1000-hp electric vehicle to demonstrate the company rather places. As you can see in the video above, the next day we sit with Richard Kim, Faraday Future’s head of design, to talk about the car.

Kim is not a member of the church he previously worked at BMW, where he was responsible for both the i3 and i8 exteriors-so we are very excited to see that he and his design team to come up with the company’s other models. Interestingly, the entire design done in silico, without the traditional clay models that car designers usually work with. He describes the process which a bunch of guys in a room with involve a number of monitors prior to the actual carbon fiber and metal as a very hard work and late nights to meet aa CES-imposed deadline.

Richard Kim, Faraday Future Global Design Director, left, hold for a photo with Ding Lei, founder, Global Vice President, Managing Director, SEE planned, Letv, second left, and Nick Sampson, vice president of R & amp; amp; D and Engineering at FFZERO1 pre-CES public event in Las Vegas on Monday, January 4th, 2016 (Bizuayehu Tesfaye / AP Images for Faraday Future)

Richard Kim, Faraday Future Global Design Director, left, hold on ‘ a photo with Ding Lei, founder, Global Vice President, Managing Director, SEE planned, Letv, second left, and Nick Sampson, vice president of R & amp; amp; D and Engineering at FFZERO1 pre-CES public event in Las Vegas on Monday, January 4th, 2016. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye / AP Images for Faraday Future)

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept vehicle at VF’s pre-CES public event Las Vegas on Monday, January 4th, 2016 (Bizuayehu Tesfaye / AP Images for Faraday Future)

Faraday Future (VF) FFZERO1 Concept vehicle at VF’s pre-CES public event in Las Vegas on Monday, January 4th, 2016 ( Bizuayehu Tesfaye / AP Images for Faraday Future)

The VF Zero necessarily one wheel includes a dock for your smartphone.

The chair is a 45th ?? angle inspired by NASA’s zero-G research.

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the concept cars, and the VF Zero 1 is an attractive machine with a very clever aerodynamics at work. There is only a single seat in the all-white, NASA research inspired cabin, and steering wheel incorporate your smartphone as a display. Although VF Zero 1 is not actually a running vehicle, it was IFA, it would be an electric motor for each wheel along witha Northa a top speed of 200mph (321km / h).

It is important for the company to use the same modular architecture as the upcoming production car skateboard chassis with the batteries in the middle, between the axles. Nick Sampson, Faraday’s head of R & amp; amp; D, explains in the event that the modular platform will allow for one or more electric cars, and as we discuss with Kim, lends itself to almost any configuration of the car of SUVs to minivans and sedans to sports cars.

The public Monday not met with great response from the media, and the replacement of a concept rather than a production-ready EV led to cries of Vaporware. This can be a bit harsh, as the company has been pioneering a giant factory just outside Las Vegas later this month. CES also peppered with rumors that Faraday Future secret move from Apple in the automotive industry can be, in the same way as everyone thought Blue Harvest was a horror film, not the cover story for the return of the Jedi. It seems a bit unbelievable to us.

Listing picture by the AP

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