In one awe-inspiring showing, the Toyota FT1 changed what everyone thought they knew about Toyota and the sports car.
Originally debuting at the North American International Auto Show, the FT1 sports car concept was devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment. It made the leap from screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at COBO Hall.
Standing for Future Toyota 1, the FT1 concept is the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design, building upon Toyota’s rich sports coupe heritage dating back to the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2 and most recently Scion FRS. It also draws inspiration from Calty’s more recent sports car concept work like the FTHS (2007) and the Lexus LFLC (2012.) [continue reading…]