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Toyota FT-1 Concept Continues to Impress

When the FT-1 concept car was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show last year in Detroit, it stole the show. In fact it has been capturing a lot of attention at every auto show it appears.

When the Toyota FT-1 concept car was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show last year in Detroit, it stole the show. In fact it has been capturing a lot of attention at every auto show it appears. The sleek and sexy coupe with a long hood and short rear deck was just the starting point. The sweeping aerodynamics, aggressive styling and muscular stance gets crowds buzzing with what could come soon from Toyota.

Many fans of sporty coupes remember the days when the Toyota Supra and Celica were commonplace on our roads. This is hopefully a glimpse as to the next generation of sporty car from Toyota.

Styling is a huge part of any sporty car’s appeal and the FT-1 looks like it has been sculpted by the wind. But functionality also defines the FT-1’s design. With a classic front engine, rear wheel drive coupe design, the long and muscular front hood looks just right. The two passengers sit just in front of rear wheels and get to look down that long hood or at the F-1 inspired steering wheel and futuristic cockpit.

As Seiji Ichii, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc. states “At Toyota, our vehicles are about quality, durability as well as great design and handling – all bringing customers more fun and delight.” While the FT-1 is only a concept for now, doesn’t mean that fans of this design cannot drive it. It can be driven, but only virtually, on Gran Turismo6 for PlayStation. This is a great way to get car buyers and future car buyers excited about the possibilities from Toyota. The FT-1 concept isn’t just an ambassador for the brand it is a concept vehicle that can provide feedback to the company around the design and what future buyers might actually like to see in a coupe. Whether you see the car in person or drive it on your game console, the FT-1 turns heads and steals the show everywhere it goes.

The FT-1 is a showcase of Toyota’s design capabilities and highlights its commitment to building great cars.

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