By June 30, 2015

Toyota FT-1, from the virtual world to reality

Perhaps the most spectacular car concept at the recent Buenos Aires Motor Show was the Toyota FT-1.  Originally unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the FT-1 is a race car prototype, with very aggressive lines developed by US-based Calty Design Research. The initials “FT” in its name refers to “Future Toyota.”


 The FT-1 is a sports car with a futuristic design that traveled an unusual path before becoming a reality.  Believe it or not, it’s first formal appearance was in a video game, Gran Turismo 6. Just as Citroen’s GT and Mercedes’ AMG GT Vision did before it.

 The FT-1 has front engine and rear wheel drive. But not much is known of it’s mechanics. The question left hanging in the air is inescapable: Is this car going to hit the market any time soon?

 Unfortunately not.  Even though the FT-1 is making the rounds at auto shows throughout the Western Hemisphere that doesn’t mean that the prototype is going to be hitting dealership lots any time soon.  However, Toyota does have an amazing line of vehicles which you can check out by visiting Performance Toyota in St. Catharines today!

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