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this will follow the same path as FT86
As long as they aren't on that 10+ years schedule I think it's ok, I still expect to see this thing like 2018 maybe.
^I think it was closer to two years.
FT-86 debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor in October of 2009. The first production debuted at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show in November.
I think we might see it in late 2016 as a 2017 model year.
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...roduction.htmlToyota might be making serious moves toward a production version of the FT-1 concept that set Detroit ablaze last January.
In what look like scanned pages of MotorTrend’s July issue, the magazine reports that Toyota Motor Sales – the company’s U.S. arm – is rumored to have ordered a second copy of the FT-1 concept in a different color following overwhelmingly positive feedback on the auto show circuit. The same report suggests that Toyota is working on a wide-body race car version in a video game tie-up, possibly with the Gran Turismo racing franchise.
MotorTrend opines that a second concept car being ordered signals Toyota taking a more serous look at building what was originally meant to be a design study because that would mean the company greenlit additional spending on the project. Word is, Toyota wants to shoot for the 2,900-lb weight and 485-hp output rating that the FT-1 Concept claims in Gran Turismo 6.
There still isn’t any word on what might power the car, but Toyota is currently working with BMW to co-develop a sports car. Bavarian Motor Works is currently using a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine to power its newM3 and M4 siblings, so it isn’t outlandish to imagine that engine showing up in Toyota’s yet-unnamed sports car. In the BMW application, the engine pushes out 425 hp, which would put the FT-1 in spitting distance of that goal before any sort of enhancements.
A Toyota spokesman was not available to comment on the rumor.
Don't want any BMW engine, especially not the BMW M4 engine, when Toyota own Lexus RC F has a better engine.
Just a wild guess, but maybe they will use the V6 TT that is rumored for the next gen IS-F?
So we better get some insider on FT1 Club, as we do on FT86 Club.
I hope the second concept will be closer to the size of the production car. Toyota did stated that the red FT-1 concept was made 10% larger to give it greater stage presence.
Speaking of the racing version, it was previewed a long time ago.
Anyways, I posted it on SupraForums awhile back. 10% less than the GT6 spec would make this car shorter than the 86/FR-S.
http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...ure-sports-carRepresentatives from other automakers shouldn't take the FT-1's dimensions seriously. To make the car more imposing on stage, Toyota designers made the concept car 10 percent larger than what a real-world vehicle would be, Hunter said. What's more, there was little involvement or input from Toyota's engineering department. The "engine" under the hood is a prop, not an actual powertrain.