The grand unveiling of the LeEco LeSEE Pro electric car didn’t go exactly as planned. After a long shaggy dog story involving a car accident, sleepless nights, and Michael Bay, it turns out the car made it to LeEco’s grand event. Which meant I had a chance to fight through a literal mob of people to get a front row spot to see the tarp pulled off.
It looks like a concept car whose sole purpose is to scream at you: “I AM FROM THE FUTURE” — even though you might not believe it. Behind the front seats, there are these weird tiers. On the roof, there is a sensor system that looks entirely too svelte to actually house anything useful for autonomous driving. The thing is pretty, but in a concept-car kind of way — the kind of pretty that makes you assume it will never actually get made.