Toyota FT1 Concept Car at Detroit Auto Show 2014By Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jan 14, 2014 in Automobile, Business, United States •
Toyota FT-1 was introduced by the Japanese car manufacturer during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2014) at the COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
With a futuristic design, the Toyota FT-1 concept vehicle may signal the car company’s return to elaborate and sporty features. Toyota FT-1 is among several concept cars at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
FT-1 was designed by CALTY Design Research, Toyota‘s North American Design branch.
According to Kevin Hunter, Toyota‘s CALTY President, FT-1 is a “spiritual pace car.” Hunter explained that FT is an acronym for Future Toyota.
Previous Toyota sporty models include Celica, and Scion FR-S among others.
Still, mystery on the Toyota FT-1 remains as the Japanese company did not release the car’s complete specs.
According to the Japanese car maker’s official website,
The Toyota FT-1 concept is a pure performance, track-focused sports car model created by CALTY Design Research, Toyota’s North American Design branch. The FT-1 concept is a symbol that captures elements of the emotion and energy we can expect to see in future Toyota vehicles designs. Its design is heavily influenced by Toyota’s long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT, Celica, Supra and most recently, FT-86 (Scion F-RS).
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