Toyota is showing off what its future sports car might look like by debuting the FT-1 concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Designed at the Japanese carmaker\'s Calty Design studio in Michigan, the FT-1 \"aims to show what can be achieved when the focus is creating a sports car design that will truly excite.\"
The FT-1\'s exterior design supposedly emphasizes the \"beauty of curvilinear form,\" with the front featuring a boldly shaped fender that hints at the car\'s performance. The dynamic air intakes at the front and the exhaust ports and retractable wing at the rear, meanwhile, hint at the car\'s optimum aerodynamic performance.
The car\'s front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration pushes the cockpit to the rear, not only improving its weight distribution but also giving the car its classic sports-car proportions. Furthermore, the cockpit’s wraparound windshield and side glass openings pay homage to the design of the iconic 2000GT.
Inside, the driver-focused environment is enhanced by an F1-inspired steering wheel. A color heads-up display with the vital information projected just above the steering wheel, keeps the driver’s attention on the road, while the A-pillars have been positioned as far back as possible to provide increased cornering visibility.
Could we be looking at the next-generation 86 or perhaps the much-awaited Supra? Your guess is as good as ours.