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Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica

Toyota FT-1 concept Supra successor

The Toyota concept previews the Japanese new emotion-charged design direction and at a potential successor to its iconic sports car.


Unveiled at the Detroit auto show, says the FT-1 concept global president Akio call for more emotive displaying energy, passion and a of excitement.

The Toyota FT-1 concept’s based at the brand’s Calty Research studio in California, the concept as the “ultimate expression of a coupe design”, and promise cues from the show car make the transition to future production vehicles.

Calty Kevin Hunter says the (for ‘Future Toyota’, and ‘1’ ‘the ultimate’) is symbolic of an new chapter for the car maker and its global

“Sports cars represent the driving expression in its purest Hunter said.

“As car enthusiasts this is the kind of project we about working on.

“This concept truly captures the excitement, and energy of the Toyota we are into and embodies elements of the and performance that Toyota imprint upon future designs.”

Toyota says the front-engined, FT-1 concept builds on the circa-50-year sports car heritage, inspiration from the 2000GT, Supra, MR2 and 86 before it.

FT-1 chief designer Alex – who started on the project nearly two ago – says the “aggressive, track-focused car” exudes the brand’s new design language, boasting proportions and taut lines and

Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica

Its track-ready nature is emphasised by its intakes, vents and ducts, and reinforced by its active rear that deploys and tilts to create additional downforce.

claims the FT-1 concept’s sports car proportions with its positioned rearward within the improves weight distribution, its wraparound windscreen and side openings are a nod to the design of the 2000GT.

The designers describe the cabin as a functional place of business”, the driver positioned behind an steering wheel and a colour display.

Its minimalist interior aims to promote a driver-centric and integrates lightweight components.

has not provided any technical specifications of the concept, suggesting only the of a “high-technology, high-performance drivetrain”.

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Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica
Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica
Toyota F1/Ultimate Celica

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