Those of you hoping for a new Toyota Supra will have their dreams fulfilled soon, as Toyota has shown a new concept in Detroit that may revive the Supra. At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show participants could see the Toyota FT-1 concept, shown in detail in the gallery below.
This is supposed to be the “ultimate sports car” and it was created by the Toyota Calty design studio, based in California. Function sculpting was at the core of this design and apparently the FT-1 is a car meant for the track, rather than the street. As far as design goes, the hood is two thirds of the length and the driver is placed almost directly above the rear wheels.
This supercar has a proeminent nose and we also come across a glass engine cover, with these two features being specific to a sports car. Alex Shen, chief designer at the studio who envisioned the car claims that the team was influenced heavily by the Celica and Supra cars and they tried to capture the same vibe. Frankly speaking, I can find Dodge Viper elements here, as well as TVR, if you look closely.
The Toyota FT-1 is a front engine rear drive sports car, but it’s not a hybrid, so it’s raw muscle. By the way you can start driving this car in Gran Turismo 6 already if you own a PlayStation.