Toyota FT-1 Concept Heralds A More Exciting Future (And Maybe A New Sports…

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Toyota FT-1 Concept A More Exciting Future Maybe A New Sports Car)

The is over. After years of wringing, diehard fans of defunct but beloved Supra car have been given of a successor.

Their salvation in the form of the FT-1 concept which Toyota unveiled at the North American International Show in Detroit.

The Japanese has not said whether a production of the curvaceous coupe will be nor whether it would be called the if so. But the FT-1 is groundbreaking nonetheless. It the culmination of Toyota’s efforts to excitement into its vehicles, as the company’s luxury division, is already doing. (Read about Lexus’ efforts .)


The FT-1 concept is a stake in the that signifies no more cars for Toyota.

“It really the direction that we’re in and the company that we’re into, which is one that more exciting vehicles heart,” said Kevin president of Toyota’s Calty Research studio, in a one-on-one ahead of the concept car’s at the Detroit auto show.

The FT-1 has design elements pay homage to past Toyota cars. The slant of the roofline and the windshield with blacked out pillars evoke the styling of the a slinky two-seater built 1967 to 1970 and famously in the James Bond film Only Live Twice.” The of the FT-1 pays homage to the generation of the Supra, called the IV, which was built from through 2002.

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The 2000GT and Supra lineage is evident in the long hood of the Both the 2000GT and Supra so-called inline six-cylinder which were long and a certain proportion at the front of the “Even though we’re not exactly what engine is in the we thought at least it should like it has a long hood and it has a engine under the hood,” said.

Though it draws on Toyota’s the FT-1 concept is far from a rehash of previous sports “The surfacing is all new. We to it as ‘function sculpting,’ and that, I is in line with our bigger design philosophy of ‘vibrant Hunter said. “There’s rational happening and there’s emotional going on as well. And kind of those two values that creates something

The entire car appears to be shaped by the Deeply sculpted intakes and improve aerodynamics and channel air to the engine and other components. “It has to be exciting, but it also has to function as a sports car,” Hunter

The Toyota FT-1 concept to be shaped by air movement. (Credit:

This design and engineering wrapped up in one can also be found at the of motor sports: Formula Not by coincidence, the pointy nose of the recalls the shape of a Formula One car. “It was kind of on our mind, I as we were designing the car,” said.

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