Toyota FT-HS Concept : News & Reports

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Toyota FT-HS

Toyota FT-HS Concept: New Eco Sports Car

sports car to capitalise on its F1 Yes

The hubless steering wheels and bucket

seats give the a futuristic look and feel

USA First it was the Toyota Supra in the mid and then after canning the and the MR2 Spyder, Toyota is now without a sports car.

It builds safe, and user-friendly vehicles, and is the #1 car maker, taking the throne General Motors.

But without a halo car, something the Nissan GT-R, or the Mazda the company has very little to on its hugely expensive Formula 1

Most car makers who participate in the 1 World Championship use their credentials to improve/advertise their cars (Honda, Ferrari, and BMW are examples), but Toyota has done little of this.

The FT-HS sports concept appeared at the Detroit Motor Show, and took a deep breath. Is finally going to cash in on its hundred million dollar in Formula 1?

Though very much a car, with a conceptual that will disgust as people as it will delight, explains the new FT-HS concept a potent hybrid powertrain essential sports car fundamentals, and was a undertaking of Calty (Toyota’s American-based research and design located in Newport Beach, and Toyota’s California-based Advanced Strategy Group.

Many performance cars generate 300km/h top speeds either the sheer brute of a large V8 or often forced induction, as a supercharger or a turbocharger.

This concept, however, is different it uses a 3.5-litre V6 engine with an electric hybrid to boost performance. Toyota the hybrid drive from the GS450h (reviewed by the Editor, here ) and dropped the hybrid into a super light-weight shell, added big wheels for traction, and designed the exterior to be for high speed stability.

Toyota expects to extract 300kW from the hybrid V6 system, and the company has acknowledged there is a gap in its product range needs to be filled by a high and relatively affordable sports A reborn hybrid Supra well be in the offing,and this could be the germination of such a

The FT-HS, which can seat passengers in a 2+2 coupe layout and from zero to 100km/h in the 4.0 range according to Toyota. very fast, and especially so for the conservative Toyota Motor

The Japanese car maker explains the design team was assigned the of creating a mid-priced sports car integrates ecology and emotion in a

Drivers today are not satisfied cars that are simply said Kevin Hunter, who is the president of Calty Design

In addition to driving enjoyment, drivers are concerned about ecology and social responsibility.

FT-HS redefines the sports car not only with styling but in function and performance. The FT-HS is answer to the question: ‘What is a sports car for the 21st Century?, Hunter.

Incorporating a hybrid while maintaining sports car such as a sleek profile, aerodynamic materials and an advanced powertrain for revolutionary acceleration and performance, rumours suggest Toyota may be seriously considering the new for a production model of the mid-term

Toyota explains that the will have ultra-low consumption, and that it will to an emerging buyer who grew up and perceives technology as a necessity, not a It says that at a mid-priced position, FT-HS would be a attainable exotic with Century performance.

The angular of the new car will give long-time fans something to cheer giving the car an almost minimalist and feel, which was led by Calty Alex Shen. From a perspective, argues Toyota, the of the FT-HS achieves sleek, surfaces in its exterior features especially in the doors and body

Toyota FT-HS

The front and rear have sculpted to remove mass key functional components, and free geometrics define the integration of surfaces and contrasting hard-edge corners which promote airflow and reduce turbulence just like an F1 car.

The has a distinctive scooped-out section to reduce aerodynamic drag and head room at the key areas, and the concept car is made from fibre Kevlar, and the roof so that the roof panel and window pivot fluidly in a motion to stow in the rear space. Exotic and convertible.

At the the tail lamp unit the entire rear, and has an integrated spoiler, while light-emitting (LED) clusters are located in the and the front quarter panels for efficiency and decreased heat The rear also features a fibre diffuser with exhausts and carbon fibre To call the FT-HS lightweight is a understatement.

The driver-oriented interior was created by designer William Chergosky and sleekness, technology and performance, Toyota. The lean, skeletal is achieved with exposed architecture and high-tech materials as carbon fibre and titanium, the delta-wing driver’s pod integrates useful functions into a structural unit, so that all of the functions and details are presented exclusively to the driver.

For example, Toyota, touch-trace sensors the driver and act as tactile guides for controls when travelling at speeds, which is augmented by an instrument panel that the driver, creating an enclosed pod while armrests flow into the door and surrounding

It has been revealed by Toyota the seating layout is optimised for occupants, but can also coverts to a when the roof retracts. The also grips a telescoping hub-less) steering wheel incorporates semi-automatic paddle and allows the meter to be shifted in order to shorten the driver’s between the road and meter, and enhance driver focus.

Representing the first phase in road back to the performance car this concept car may well into the 2010 Toyota where twin turbos are by the instantaneous hybrid electric whichprovides a huge performance as the Ed’s review of the Lexus suggests.

Toyota FT-HS Specifications:

Engine. 3.5-litre V6 electric

Wheels. Carbon

Tyres. Front 245/35 Rear 285/30 R21

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