Motown India we had just finished writing about the 2nd Toyota FT-1
sports coupe concept that we got pictures of the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo for
all Gran Turismo 6 to download. Not now, but from September 2014. Every detail
has been addressed to make the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo look and feel the way
it performs to create the sensation of a real race car.
concept car was shown at this year’s Detroit motor show. It then went on to
prove its performance in the virtual speed world of the Gran Turismo 6
PlayStation computer game. Now the car’s designers at Toyota’s Calty studio in
California have gone even further to produce a pure-bred racing version just so
that the youngsters can experience the thrill of a dynamic racing car.
to Toyota, its original intention was for the FT-1 to appeal to die-hard car
enthusiasts, so it has been a natural progression for it to develop the concept
to deliver an authentic racetrack experience for die-hard Gran Turismo fans.
FT-1’s basic shape and architecture lend themselves to the addition of extra
cooling and downforce elements to develop the car into its Vision guise, using
a design process Calty dubs “function sculpting”. The designers studied
real-world race tracks and race cars and applied their research to the styling
car has wider wheel arches to accommodate the larger tyres needed for extreme
grip; enlarged air intakes for increased cooling; and a larger rear wing and
front Canard fins to generate greater downforce. There’s also a bigger rear
diffuser housing multiple fins so that it creates a cleaner airflow.
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