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The insane 1,000 horsepower electric car that looks like the Batmobile on steroids


An electric engine producing 1,000 horsepower. Zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds. A top speed of over 200 miles per hour. Menacing Batmobile aesthetics.

Despite claiming numbers, aesthetics and a name to rival a video game racer, the FFZERO1 is a concept car that its makers Faraday Future claim will pave the way to a real electric machine "within the next couple years". And more importantly, it's basically the same car you probably drew on the back of your school books as a child.

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In addition to its glamorous concept, Faraday Future has an army of 750 employees working on a new 'Variable Platform Architecture' - a new way of building electric vehicles that they claim will change everything about the automotive industry comparable to the manner in which the iPhone changed portable tech.

"Apple didn’t just redefine the phone, it transformed the way we communicate, organize and enjoy our lives," said Nick Sampson, a senior vice president at Faraday and a former Tesla engineer, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "That is what we at Faraday are looking to do. We’re looking to the future, seeking opportunities and working to bring them to life to help redefine the world of mobility."

They're about to open a $1 billion, three million square foot factory in the Nevada desert, set to power electric cars with a battery system that can add or drop batteries to meet the design requirements. While the hype is huge, if Faraday Future manage to match their talk with real cars, you can expect to see a great deal more Tron-esque vehicles on the road before 2020.

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[Via: The Verge]