Toyota FT-1 Concept building a massive crowd at Cars & Coffee Irvine car event! Full 360 views of the car including interior and driving shots!
Is it the next Supra? Is it the next Lexus LFA? Is the Toyota FT-1 anything at all besides an ersatz styling concept meant to show that Camrys Incorporated is finally getting serious about instilling more passion in its designs? The answers to these questions won’t come for a year or two, at least. What we know now is that the FT-1 is an engine-less styling exercise from Toyota’s CALTY design studio in Southern California, and that it is available in full digital glory as part of Sony/Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 video game.
For people more interested in real cars, the FT-1, which tantalizingly stands for “Future Toyota 1,” is a loving tribute to and pastiche of Toyota sports cars of blessed memory, from the 2000GT to the MR2 to the final Supra.
No mechanical specifications are given, and although the nominally front-engine, rear-drive FT-1 has a clear engine cover, the hardware is, at the risk of putting too fine a point on it, nonexistent, or “left to the imagination of the onlooker,” says the press bumf. If you were hoping for a turbocharged inline-six, forget it. Those dinosaurs died out long ago, although we could see a V-8 of 5.0 liters fitting nicely.