When Toyota first introduced the concept of the Toyota FT-1
(Future Toyota One), it was received with widespread support,
excitement and enthusiasm. Toyota confirmed that it has been
their natural progression to manufacture and assemble a
racetrack car which gives an authentic track experience for
Gran Turismo fans. This is a futuristic car which merges
Supra Styling with F1 influences.The design has proved its
performance in the virtual speed world computer game.
This model is a rear-drive coupe. It is projected to have an
in-line 6 cylinder turbo charged engine or the 2URGSE (IS-F)
but in twin turbo form (650hp). The fundamental architecture
and shape of this model portrays an increase in extra cooling
and down force elements to develop the car into its vision
guise. New Toyota FT1 will accelerate 0-60 mph in less
than 4 sec, the maximum speed can reach is about 180 mph.
The Toyota engineers and designers studied real life race
tracks and cars then proceeded to the styling venture. This
resulted in the delivery of a car that broadcasts raw
performance and power in its basic function driven outlook.
The roof line is canted and this gives it a visual stressed
look without unbalancing its overall shape. This concept car
has a clear engine cover also which makes it intriguing.
The North American International Auto show is where this
3-dimensional frenzy Toyota FT-1 “Concept car” will
With triple-LED headlights, Formula-1 inspired beak, a
radia-tor’s air divided between two shark like mouths and
each filled with electric fans sitting atop angled splitters
clearly makes this a racing car. It has numerous air intakes
on the flanks which are subsequently engulfed by rocker
panels which instantly erupt into muscular hind wheels
arches. It has Venturi tunnel openings, a high density array
of 35 LED foglights, twin storm-drain exhausts and extendable
The wheel arches are broader for the accommodation of wider
tires required to increase the grip and stability of racing
cars. The enlarged air intakes are for rapid efficient
cooling of the engine when it attains top speed at full
throttle. Larger hind wing and front Canard fins assist in
the generation of greater down force.
Toyota FT-1 in addition has a larger rear diffuser which
contains multiple fins set further back to create a clean
flow of air to avoid any choking of the engine.
Price and Release date
The price tag on New Toyota FT-1 is projected to be
$60,000- $100.000 as it is meant to be affordable to many not
just for the super rich. It is set for release in the
end of 2015 after its holocaust in the Detroit
automotive show was widely applauded and accepted recently.
With an affordable price tag and excellent features, Toyota
expects that on release this model will be a huge success due
to its popularity in their already established market.