Toyota FT HS Concept Eco Friendly Sports Car

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Toyota FT-HS


Toyota FT HS Concept Eco Friendly Car

Toyota’s commitment to the development of a range of hybrid cars meet the needs of a wide of motorists, including the enthusiast is illustrated by the Toyota FT-HS A Toyota technology concept the FT-HS comes to the Johannesburg Motor Show after its debut at the Geneva Show year.

The FT-HS or “Future Hybrid Sports” is a vehicle to show that Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive can be used to offer a powerful and driving experience together outstanding environmental footprint. By way of one of the targets set for the FT-HS is a 0-100 acceleration time in the four-second

Calty, the California based research and design centre, was with creating the FT-HS as a mid-priced sports car that ecology and emotion to address the “What is a suitable sports car for the century.”

The engineers and designers at achieved this by combining a hybrid powertrain with sports car fundamentals. The result is a with striking style and focused function and performance overcomes the perception that an car must, by its very nature, driving pleasure.

The FT-HS hybrid capability with car essentials such as a sleek excellent aerodynamics, and light It does this in a front rear wheel drive with a powerful V6, 3,5 litre engine coupled to a next sports hybrid system.

This powertrain has 300 kW as its design This level of power demonstrates the potential of hybrid that will enable to move ahead to new frontiers in design.

The exterior design of the follows the core values of the brand philosophy through the of two consistent themes: J-Factor and Clarity. J-Factor refers to the and global acceptance of Japanese-inspired and cultural form. It is this of the design that allows the concept to stand out as a Toyota global appeal.

Vibrant is the design language used by to express the J-Factor. It is the combination of imbalance, freeform geometrics and component architecture to create models that are forward and energetic while retaining a of purpose and rationality.

The FT-HS is a four seat coupe concept car with a retractable roof. Made of fibre Kevlar, the roof and back window pivot in a downward motion to stow in the seat space. In this the FT-HS becomes a two seater. The from top-up to top-down just ten seconds. When the roof has a distinctive scooped-out designed to reduce aerodynamic and provide headroom in key areas.

Toyota FT-HS

The triangular profile is accented by a ‘C’ pillar, sharp edges, and curves. Up front the aggressive styling features narrow strips and deep air-intake The smoked glass engine allows a view of the advanced Synergy Drive powertrain.

Examples of the integrated component can be seen in the aerospace inspired The tail lamp unit the entire rear of the car and features an retractable spoiler. Light diode (LED) clusters are in the headlamps and the front wings for efficiency.

Another exterior is a speed activated wing rises at high speed for stability and traction. The rear showcases a carbon fibre diffuser with integrated exhaust while carbon wheels complement the extensive use of materials.

The interior is driver oriented in with the sports theme of the and exudes technology. Extensive use is of carbon fibre and titanium in the An integrated instrument panel the driver, creating an enclosed pod that combines many functions into the lightweight unit. Touch-trace sensors the driver and act as tactile guides for controls when travelling at speeds.

The telescoping, hub-less, wheel incorporates paddle for the semi-automatic transmission. It also the display cluster to be shifted to shorten the driver’s focus when shifting his vision the road ahead to the instruments.

a potential mid-market price the Toyota FT-HS would favour with eco-conscious who want to continue to experience the of sports car driving while their environmental footprint. are likely to be people for whom new are welcome necessities of life, not

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