/Toyota FT-1 Concept Shows Up at Jay Leno’s Garage

Toyota FT-1 Concept Shows Up at Jay Leno’s Garage

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If you needed more proof that Toyota has big plans for the FT-1 Concept, here it is. They went to the trouble of bringing the car to Jay Leno’s Garage and got head designer Alex Shen, from Toyota’s Newport Beach CALTY Design Research, to explain it. The name Supra keeps coming up in the conversation.

Toyota FT-1 Concept is said to the inspiration for a new sports car Toyota is developing jointly with BMW. The Japanese version will be called the Supra, and as for the BMW, it could get the Z4 badge.

The name says it all. FT-1 stands for “Future Toyota,” and the number “1” represents the ultimate. According to its designers at Calty Design Research, the FT-1 Concept is the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design, building upon Toyota’s rich sports coupe heritage dating back to the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2 and most recently Scion FR-S. In addition, the concept draws inspiration from Calty’s more recent sports car concept work such as FT-HS (2007) and the Lexus LF-LC (2012).

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