Red Toyota FT-1 Concept at Various Auto Shows & Events

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As concept cars go, Toyota building a real-world FT-1 racer to celebrate the car's inclusion in Gran Turismo 6 really goes the extra mile, so we couldn't pass up the chance to get inside with designer William Chergosky of the company's CALTY Design Research team. CALTY cooked up the FT-1 concept after Toyota global president Akio Toyoda fell in love with the in-game version when he first played it, resulting in a car that teases the hotly-anticipated next-gen Supra.


Concepts in games are usually outlandish and impractical, so translating something like that into a vehicle that could go on the road took some effort. In fact, CALTY worked for two years on the project, which was first shown off in the metal earlier this year. At the North American Auto Show, Toyota even had Makerbot on-hand printing 3D trophies based on the car.

The swoopy styling is dubbed "function-sculpting", with each of the cutaways, vents, and curves demanded in the name of air flow rather than simply aesthetics. A retractable rear wing pops out at speed, and can automatically tilt to deliver the best aerodynamics.

Inside, meanwhile, interior chief designer William Chergosky walked us through the focused cabin, with its F1-inspired wheel and pushed-back A-pillars. They not only help improve forward visibility - and spotting people trying to overtake - but leave the exterior look reminiscent of the Toyota 2000GT.

There's a color head-up display and composite seat with minimal padding to keep the weight low. Toyota isn't talking details on the car's engine, which sits in the front under a glass hood, and drives the rear wheels.

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However, rumors that the FT-1 will shape the next-gen Supra - the much-loved coupé which Toyota retired in the US in 1998, and ceased production of in Japan in 2002 - have perked up curiosity in the concept, though it's likely to be diluted both inside and out by the time anything reaches showrooms.

Toyota is in the midst of a deal with BMW to work on a hybrid sports car already expected to be the Z4 replacement, and Toyota said it was currently around 50/50 whether the FT-1 - in some shape or form - would go into production.

Having had the opportunity to get inside it, we're hoping it happens sooner rather than later.
http://www.slashgear.com/toyota-ft-1-inside-the-gran-turismo-6-car-made-real-17325621/




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Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter introduces the Toyota FT-1 sports car concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2014. First devised by Calty in Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo 6, the name FT-1 stands for "Future Toyota," and the number "1" represents the ultimate. According to its designers at Calty Design Research, the FT-1 Concept is the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design, building upon Toyota's rich sports coupe heritage dating back to the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2 and most recently Scion FR-S.
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I haven't either. It took some time searching to find.
 

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The red one will be at Montreal.

Toyota FT-1 Brings Rush Of Adrenaline With Canadian Debut At 2015 Montreal International Auto Show

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MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - There's a good reason why the FT stands for "Future Toyota."

As visitors to the Toyota booth at this year's Montreal International Auto Show will discover, the Toyota FT-1 – which is making its debut on Canadian soil – embodies the essence of where Toyota is headed. The company is focused on introducing new cars and trucks that excite the senses and connect on a powerful, emotional level with consumers.

"At Toyota, our vehicles are about quality, durability as well as great design and handling – all bringing customers more fun and delight," said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.

The FT-1 has a stunning front engine rear-wheel drive configuration that creates classic sports car proportions to be expected from a vehicle poised to dominate even the most challenging road course. And the interior ignites heart-racing adrenaline for the driver, with the chance to grip an F1-inspired steering-wheel while sitting within an intimate, low-slung cockpit designed to heighten the senses.

Building on Toyota's rich sports coupe heritage including Celica, Supra and 2000GT, the FT-1 has a "function-sculpted" design language that yields curved, muscular, expressive body forms. The entire vehicle looks as though it was strikingly shaped by the wind.

The FT-1 joins other exciting Toyota vehicles at the show, including the TS030 racing hybrid – the predecessor of the TS040 that enabled Toyota to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014.

Visit the Toyota booth located on Level 2 at the Palais des congrès. The show runs January 16-25.G
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The Toyota FT-1 is currently on display at the Montreal auto show, where it's making its Canadian debut.

MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - There's a good reason why the FT stands for "Future Toyota."

As visitors to the Toyota booth at this year's Montreal International Auto Show will discover, the Toyota FT-1 – which is making its debut on Canadian soil – embodies the essence of where Toyota is headed. The company is focused on introducing new cars and trucks that excite the senses and connect on a powerful, emotional level with consumers.

"At Toyota, our vehicles are about quality, durability as well as great design and handling – all bringing customers more fun and delight," said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.

The FT-1 has a stunning front engine rear-wheel drive configuration that creates classic sports car proportions to be expected from a vehicle poised to dominate even the most challenging road course. And the interior ignites heart-racing adrenaline for the driver, with the chance to grip an F1-inspired steering-wheel while sitting within an intimate, low-slung cockpit designed to heighten the senses.

Building on Toyota's rich sports coupe heritage including Celica, Supra and 2000GT, the FT-1 has a "function-sculpted" design language that yields curved, muscular, expressive body forms. The entire vehicle looks as though it was strikingly shaped by the wind.

The FT-1 joins other exciting Toyota vehicles at the show, including the TS030 racing hybrid – the predecessor of the TS040 that enabled Toyota to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014.

Visit the Toyota booth located on Level 2 at the Palais des congrès. The show runs January 16-25.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/147...ebut-at-2015-montreal-international-auto-show


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love the red concept, but i wish they would show something new already!
 

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More videos of FT-1 at NY.





 

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Some action from the FT-1 driving sim at Singapore show.

 

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High quality car deservesing of the high quality video :yes:
 

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