The Toyota FT-1 concept car has been reworked with a new paint job and a new feel for the interior.
Toyota whipped up a second version of the FT-1 concept car for this year’s Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival gala in California. And this second take on the FT-1 highlights just how much the choice of colours can affect the perception of a vehicle.
For the new vehicle, Toyota decided to paint the exterior graphite grey. On the inside, the second concept car sports tan-coloured leather on the steering wheel, along the centre tunnel and on the door trims; the seats are also finished in tan-coloured alcantara and leather.
All up, these changes help the updated car to exude a classier, more refined air, especially when compared to the brasher and brassier red FT-1, which made its debut this year’s Detroit motor show.
Come September, the graphite grey Toyota FT-1 concept car will be available for download in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3. Joining the graphite FT-1 in game will be a faster virtual-only version, dubbed FT-1 Vision GT.
If rumours, speculation and its “Future Toyota” tag prove correct, the FT-1 concept will morph into the next-generation Supra performance coupe. Toyota and BMW are currently hard at working developing the third-generation BMW Z4, as well as its Toyota sibling.
The fruits of this German-Japanese collaboration aren’t expected to go on sale before 2017. Reports indicate that the Z4/Supra twins will make extensive use of aluminium and carbon fibre, and will feature a four-wheel drive hybrid drivetrain.