This is an aggressive, track-focused sports car. It’s got a front engine and rear-wheel drive. It supposedly indicates the company’s future styling direction. In fact they call it the “spiritual pace car for Toyota Global Design,” which sounds like a really big deal.
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The FT-1 draws on the company’s sporting heritage, cars like the Celica, Supra, MR2 and of course the contemporary Scion FR-S. The press release calls it a unique fusion of both emotional and rational factors.
Outside, this car’s body features a retractable rear wing along with a host of other aerodynamic features including ducts and vents that manage airflow at racetrack speeds. Moving inside, it’s got a sporty, low-slung cockpit with a driver-focused layout. Designers also took steps to reduce weight with things like a carbon-fiber seat.
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The powertrain is housed under a transparent hood while an ambiguous engine cover leaves much to the viewer’s imagination. And you’re going to have to use your own mind’s eye because we have no idea if the Toyota FT-1 will ever go into production.
GALLERY: Toyota FT-1 Concept Live Photos
GALLERY: Toyota FT-1 Concept Official Photos
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