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Detroit 2014: Toyota off wild FT-1 sports car

7:04 am | Tuesday, January 2014


A daring new Toyota concept breaks cover at the motor show today. The new (which stands for Future concept is the result of Toyota’s design studio’s mission to the ultimate sports car.

The team, which celebrates its 40 th this year, has produced a car is strikingly modern, yet which reference to Toyota’s rich car history, going back to the of the mid-1960s.

The exterior captures the look of with a curvilinear form, front wings and sharply contrasts that express performance. The FT-1’s optimum qualities are communicated by its large air exhaust ports and retractable wing.

The front engine/rear-wheel configuration allows the cockpit to set towards the rear of the car, the wheelbase, helping improve distribution and create classic car proportions. The wraparound windscreen and glass arrangement are a clear nod to the of the original 2000GT.

Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica

The ergonomics of the cabin capitalise on the low centre of gravity, helping the derive the maximum reward the driving experience. A delta-shaped zone helps make the feel at the heart of the action, connected to the car. This is reinforced by the Formula 1-style wheel and a colour head-up that projects key information above the wheel. The designers pushed the A-pillars as far back as to increase visibility when

Traditionally Toyota’s design have been driven by among a large group of as part of a company movement to Toyota products more and passion, the process has been This approach has been to the development of the FT-1, a concept captures Toyota’s aim of creating that connect more with customers and generate a satisfying ownership experience.

Calty Design Research Chief Designer Alex says: “ ‘Function-Sculpting’ was our key term to the FT-1 design.  We wanted it to as if it was beautifully sculpted by the wind providing functional cooling to aerodynamic performance…it gets heart racing just at it. The deeply sculpted intakes and have …, curvaceous and transitions. This was our approach in “beautiful solutions to manage air. The FT-1 features a window to showcase the heart and of the sports car, a high internal combustion engine.”

The FT-1 is available to drive–virtually–on 6 on the Playstation 3. The FT-1 is a possible for the return of the Celica or Supra car to the Toyota stable.

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