Trevor Collett | Jan 7, 2016

You may not have heard of Faraday Future before, but the upstart carmaker is hoping to grab your attention with its new concept to be seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Meet the FFZERO1 - which is not only unarguably exciting to look at, it’s powered by an all-electric drivetrain comprising four motors with an output beyond 1000bhp (746kW).

Combined with lightweight carbon-fibre components and performance suspension, the FFZERO1 can hit 96km/h (60 MPH) from rest in under three seconds, on its way to a top-speed around 320km/h.

The carmaker says the concept is “sculpted by aerodynamics”, but that sculpting only allows for a single seat.

That seat is positioned at a 45-degree angle which is supposed to improve both comfort and blood circulation, and while the car features an ‘almost’ conventional steering wheel, the rest of the controls are accessed via a smartphone-style touchscreen.

The steering wheel is only required when the driver is feeling energetic, as Faraday Future says the concept can be operated in a fully-autonomous mode - even on the racetrack.

While the FFZERO1 is only a concept for now, its creator says we can expect both outlandish and more conventional designs as it looks to tackle the EV market head-on.

Faraday Future plans to release its first production model in less than two years, and the Variable Platform Architecture that sits beneath the FFZERO1 can accommodate everything from hatches to supercars using front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Stay tuned to TMR for more from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.

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