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    One of many to come I bet...

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    I'm surprised we havent heard more about the FT1 winning awards at car shows....easily the best lookign concept in a long time.
     
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    Well the LGBT community has some good taste but this is one car you don't need any fashion/styling sense to appreciate :)
     
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    Makes even the Z06 look pedestrian imo
     
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    Lol hosted by chevy and the vette gets most butch, mustang gets best fresh face and an import concept gets the other award. :D
     
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    I see why they give FT-1 the Dustin Lance Black win.

    Dude has a huge nose lol.

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    Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    February 24, 2015 09:00 AM

    For the tenth consecutive year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees’ favorite vehicles and exhibit.

    In voting conducted over the 9-day public run of the nation’s biggest auto show, winners in the contest's five categories were:

    • Best All-New Production Vehicle: Ford GT (38 percent of vote)
    • Best Concept Vehicle: Toyota FT-1 (30 percent of vote) [see photos]
    • Best Green Vehicle: BMW i8 (38 percent of vote)
    • Best Exhibit: Ford (25 percent of vote)
    • Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway: Ford Mustang GT350
    “Best of Show voting has become a benchmark measure for our exhibiting manufacturers, and winning in any category is quite significant,” said 2015 Chicago Auto Show Chairman John Webb. “With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, it’s impressive when certain vehicles and displays rise above to capture the public’s attention.”

    Each of the first four winners beat out seven other vehicles. The eight finalists in Best All-New Production Vehicle, Best Concept Vehicle, Best Green Vehicle and Best Exhibit were selected by a jury of automotive experts. In the fifth category, "Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway," voters could choose from any of the hundreds of vehicles on the show floor.

    According to the results, voters considered the Ford GT the Best All-New Production Vehicle. Though the GT was a run-away favorite, the Acura NSX and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT also garnered a considerable number of votes, finishing second and third, respectively.

    The BMW i8 took the honors for Best Green Vehicle. The unique hybrid-electric sports car can reach 60 mph in less than four seconds, has a top speed of 155 mph and a cruising range of 300-plus miles. It topped runner-up Chevrolet Volt and third-place finisher Ford Focus Electric.

    Best Concept honors went to the racy Toyota FT-1. The striking coupe is a considered to be a forbearer of a soon-to-be announced Toyota sports car. A close runner-up for Best Concept was the ready-for-production, four-door Buick Avenir.

    Taking top honors as Best Exhibit was Ford. With its new GT as a centerpiece, the Ford display was consistently one of the most popular at the show. Additional display properties in the Ford exhibit included Hank the Robot, the Mustang Dynamometer, an extensive commercial display and the mini-F150 track for kids. Posting a close second was the Chevrolet display followed by the extremely popular Jeep exhibit.

    Every year the tightest race of all is the pick for “Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway.” This year was no different as the Ford Mustang GT350 and Bugatti Veyron battled neck and neck to the last day. Blue Oval fans mashed the gas on the final day to put the Mustang GT350 on top.

    In all, nearly 8,000 consumers voted for best of show. Each consumer who voted was entered for a chance to win one of 10 $50 Shell Gas cards. The awards for Best of Show will be presented to the winning manufacturers at the annual Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally, held annually at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
     
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    I didn't see you guys post any photos of the FT-1 from the Geneva auto show. Was it not there??
     
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    Didn't see it there either. Wonder if this means no more FT-1 at auto shows... and maybe updated concept sometime soon?! *Fingers Crossed*
     
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    I'd move the FT-1 to Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway if they put a real engine in there. :)
     
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    Anyone know if the FT-1 is at the Chicago auto show? Been searching for photos but haven't come across any yet.
     
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    Not a huge show so would be surprised to see it there, but you never know maybe they want to ramp up interest ahead of a new concept release... I hope! :)
     
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    If a true Supra concept is showing this year, it's about time to stop showing the FT-1 and get on with the real deal.
     
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    Why not show the FT-1 all the way up until the next concept to come out (whether it's called the FT-1 or Supra Concept). Keeps the car in people's minds at least until the next major bit of news or reveal.
     
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