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    Toyota teases Racing Version of FT-1 concept?

    Back in January, when Toyota first unveiled the Toyota FT-1 Concept, Motor Trend featured a Downshift episode where they talked with the concept's designers.

    In one of the scenes from the video, we see sketch boards behind a covered FT-1, and in one of the sketches we have spotted what may be a FT-1 Concept Racing version (see image below)?

    Its design and color scheme certainly seems similar to one of the FT-86 concept models -- the G Sports Concept.

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    The FT-86 G Sports Concept also had a very similar color theme.


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    New render I just ran across.

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    Very nice that looks great even in the little picture board image.

    Looks like that front end is ready to chase whatever prey down and swallow it whole

    That FT86 G Sport concept was made by Gazoo Racing right?

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    ^Yes, I believe so.

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    Also I just noticed this. Is that Nürburgring in the back?

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    Nice catch, it sure looks like Nurburgring.

    Man I wanna see a bigger version of that white sketch... it looks sweet with the white/red accents. Is it just me or is there also a stripe running down the entire length of the hood?

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    ^Thanks It looks like it yes.

    Our story has made it onto 3 major auto media sites: TopSpeed, WorldCarFans, and GTspirit.

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    If this really is a future concept car I wonder what auto show it could debut at? There's no Tokyo Motor Show this year. So maybe Detroit show in January? Hopefully we'll see an updated concept of any kind once the auto show season starts in the Fall.

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    No Tokyo motor show for 2015, but there is the 2015 Tokyo auto salon. i think the FT86 G sports concept debut there as well.

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    If I recall correctly, Toyota said it took 6 months to built the red FT-1 concept. I think the only major Auto Shows for 2014 is the Los Angeles, Paris, Shanghai, and the Franfurt Motor Show. If it is indeed related to the Nürburgring; my guess would be on Franfurt. For those that don't know, Franfurt takes place in Germany (Deutschland).

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    There's also Detroit and NY, which are both bigger than LA show probably so a N. American reveal might come at one of those two shows.
    And I think there's no Frankfurt show this year. It alternates years with the Paris show.

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    There's also Detroit and NY, which are both bigger than LA show probably so a N. American reveal might come at one of those two shows.
    And I think there's no Frankfurt show this year. It alternates years with the Paris show.
    not according to the official website.

    Dates / Show Hours
    Show Hours: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
    Public days: Thursday, 25 September - Thursday, 2 October 2014
    Venue: Hannover, Exhibition Center

    http://www.iaa.de/en/tickets/dates/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR2fan View Post
    There's also Detroit and NY, which are both bigger than LA show probably so a N. American reveal might come at one of those two shows.
    And I think there's no Frankfurt show this year. It alternates years with the Paris show.
    Yes, you are correct. Wikipedia says the Franfurt Motor Show is biennially. But than I wonder why it has dates listed for this year on their website.

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    So does this mean the racing / high-performance version will be coming to GT6 as well

    So does this mean the racing / high-performance version will be coming to GT6 as well?



    http://www.gran-turismo.com/us/news/00_4488049.html

    Drive the Toyota FT-1 Concept Coupé in Gran Turismo®6

    At this year’s North American International Auto Show, Polyphony Digital Inc., creators of the newly-released Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3, and Toyota officially revealed the FT-1 Concept coupe would be made available for race fans and gaming community to experience exclusively in GT6, where the concept was created digitally first to realistically demonstrate what a production FT-1 could achieve.

    Owners of GT6 will be the first to test-drive the FT-1 as a free online update and will be made available on Jan 14. Upon downloading the latest update, a unique seasonal event featuring the Toyota FT-1 will be made available in the game. If you receive a bronze or better in the FT-1 challenge at Laguna Seca, you will receive the car. Drivers will also be able to purchase the vehicle from the Toyota dealership without having to complete the seasonal event.

    “Thanks to the amazing capability of the Gran Turismo game engine, gamers can enjoy a very real simulation piloting the ultra-high performance FT-1 on the tracks it was designed to master,” said Kevin Hunter, President of Calty Design Research, the group responsible for the FT-1 design.

    As part of the pitch process to top management of Toyota that saw the FT-1 concept selected for construction and display on the international auto show circuit, Calty sought a way to help key executives (including Akio Toyoda) better experience the concept. Calty approached Polyphony about utilizing the Gran Turismo game physics to help create a driving simulator experience that could physically communicate the performance and emotion of the high-performance coupe concept. For the day of design selection, the Polyphony team was able to bring the Calty-designed FT-1 to life in a virtual world that captured the excitement, passion, and performance conveyed by the concept model.

    "It’s always been a dream of ours to have our automotive partners use Gran Turismo in exciting new ways," said Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc. “The design team at Calty developed a stunning concept car and we were honored to work with them to render the car digitally for the concept presentation. The FT-1 is a forward-looking, technically advanced and beautiful concept car. We can’t wait to see fans’ reactions as they drive the vehicle and get to know it the way I was able to.”

    This exciting concept is a spiritual pacecar for Toyota’s future design direction. The FT-1 Concept was penned by enthusiast designers at Toyota’s Calty Research Design facility in Newport Beach, California. The vibrant concept represents a Toyota design vision of the ultimate high-performance coupe, and its name is derived from Future Toyota (FT), and the number “1” as in ultimate. The unparalleled physics engine inGT6 will bring the FT-1 to life for a gaming community eager to get behind the wheels of this aggressive, track-focused, visionary sportscar concept.

    In addition to the creation of the FT-1 in GT6, Toyota is also represented in the groundbreaking Vision Gran Turismo project. A celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, the project invites leading brands to design their vision of the future of driving. The resulting concepts will be released exclusively on GT6 throughout the year.

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