Meet Toyota’s amazing FT-1 racing concept

Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi is an extremely Top Gear kind of man. For his most recent pc gaming installation, Gran Turismo 6, he fired up the Bat signal to the world’s auto manufacturers, buying them to create him a bespoke racing principle he could port into the video game.

We have actually already seen jaw-dropping entrances from the similarity Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Nissan, Aston Martin and Mitsubishi. As well as today, after recently’s teasy teaser video clip, Toyota has actually disclosed its ‘Vision Gran Turismo’, and also it looks great. Excellent.

If the form calls acquainted, it’s due to the fact that this Vision GT is modelled on the spectacular FT-1 cars idea we saw at the Detroit Motor Show previously this year, made by those creative types at Toyota’s CALTY studio in California.

CALTY examined real-world circuits and race cars to incorporate the needed cooling and downforce addendums, created by procedure of ‘feature shaping’, which appears vaguely ominous to us. Point is, it’s all practical – or a minimum of would be, if the VGT were actual. Which it isn’t. Still, it obtains substantial wheelarches, bigger tyres, enlarged air intakes, front fins, a larger back diffuser as well as of, course, the required MASSIVE WING.

” Toyota’s original intent was for the FT-1 to interest die-hard auto enthusiasts,” Toyota tells us, “so it has actually been an all-natural progression for it to establish the principle to deliver an authentic racetrack experience for die-hard Grandmother Turismo followers.”

The probability of this ever getting made? Medium-zero to flat-out ‘never ever’. However we know the ‘typical’ FT-1 principle signalled the Japanese carmaker’s attempt to obtain its sexy back. The possibility of a version of that auto making production? A little most likely a minimum of …

Speaking of which, Toyota has actually also taken this possibility to reveal a ‘real-world’ FT-1 concept automobile (images 5-9, over). It’s not a change over the principle we saw in Detroit – actually, it’s precisely the same as that principle, except this set gets new graphite paintwork instead of the initial red, as well as a brand-new saddle-tan interior natural leather motivated by superhero films. Yeah, us neither.

Yet still, it’s a sign that Toyota is rather crazy about its exceptional very sports car. Make it now, Toyota. Call it a Supra. And also we will certainly all be your best fwiend.