The Forgotten Toyota Concept Car That Still Looks Futuristic Today

Toyota, a Japanese car maker, has owned a series of exciting concept cars for many years, some of which have managed to succeed.Some of the most memorable Toyota concept cars that escaped Toyota Alessandro Volta, Toyota RSCAnd V8 engine installed FXS Concept Roadster..But others Toyota FT-86 concept And that FT-1 sports car concept Fortunately, I jumped from digital rendering to a product model.Their conceptual name wasn’t always sticking — as evidenced by the Toyota 86 or the FT-86 concept that became GR86Share platform and oily bits in a similar style Subaru BRZ..

The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ first debuted in 2013 and had a fair share of praise and criticism. However, there is one thing for sure. That is, the 86 has shown a resurgence of the excitement of the Toyota brand.And in 2017, Toyota’s president and chief executive officer Akio Toyoda We have announced a company-wide decree that “no more boring cars”. This is a sign of the good things that came from brands known for their ham drum sedans and crossovers such as the Corolla, Camry and RAV4.

Toyota FT-1: Resurrection of Supra

Toyota fans and enthusiasts have long sought the revival of the arguably the most iconic Toyota sports car to date, the Supra, especially the 4th generation A80, announced in 1993. In the first “The Father the Furious” movie in 2001.Since then, JDM sports car enthusiasts have continued to pray to heaven for the 5th generation Supra, and the car gods Toyota FT-1 sports car concept After a long gestation period.

The FT-1 made its debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show and eventually Toyota GR Supra However, hardcore enthusiasts were worried when they learned that the 5th generation Supra did not have a 2JZ turbo engine, manual gearbox, or removable roof.In addition, with Supra BMW Z4 It’s essentially a platform twin, which makes it unbearable given that the Z4 is a roadster.Toyota soothes Supra fan by giving it More power And available 6-speed manual transmission..Toyota also built a one-off Supra Sport Top At the 2019 SEMA Show (with a removable hardtop roof), there is no doubt that the new GR Supra will look better with the roof removed.

Toyota FT-HS Concept: Meet GR86 and GR Supra’s Grandfather

The concept of the Toyota FT-HS or Future Toyota Hybrid Sports is the brainchild of the brand’s US-based Calty Design Research studio, which, despite being first released in late 2006, still looks great today. I like the lower silhouettes of the GR86 and GR Supra, but Grandpa’s concept isn’t just about looking good.

According to the car and driverThe FT-HS is a rear-wheel drive 2 + 2 sports car with a hybrid V6 engine on the front. In 2007, the word “hybrid” immediately reminded me of the Toyota Prius. This is a car that is not “sporty” or “lively”. However, the FT-HS is equipped with a hybrid 3.5-liter V6 engine with over 400 horsepower. And do you know what happens when you pack 400 horses into a small, lightweight rear-wheel drive sports car? Car and Driver added the FT-HS Scoot from a standstill to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, making it the fastest hybrid vehicle on the market.

In addition, the FT-HS’s sleek wedge design and minimalist exterior remain eye-catching over all these years. The “freeform geometric” of this concept helps improve airflow while minimizing turbulence, which is important in terms of both performance and efficiency. More importantly, the FT-HS has an open top roof like the Mk IV Supra, which allows the top to be stowed in the rear of the car.

The futuristic FT-HS is Toyota’s forgotten concept that incorporates all the elements enthusiasts aspire to in modern Toyota sports cars. If Toyota moves forward on this line, we wouldn’t mind a mild hybrid or even a fully electric Supra-assuming it was delivered with a stylish T-top, of course.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *