Tuesday, September 13, 2016
PIMS 2016: Toyota Revs Up Excitement with the FT-1 Concept
Toyota Motor Philippines is turning up the excitement at the Philippine International Motor Show with the confirmation that they'll be bringing in the stunning FT-1 Concept.
Designed by Toyota’s Caltry Design Research, the FT-1 uses a new design language for Toyota: “Function-sculpting”. This gives the FT-1 a curved, muscular, and expressive body form that seems to have been shaped by the wind. Inlets, ducting, and vents all reinforce its track-ready nature while a retractable rear wing deploys to create additional downforce. The FT-1 features a cockpit rearward design, a nod to the legendary 2000GT while improving weight distribution.
Inside, the FT-1 has a straight-to-business type cockpit that has the driver in complete control. The A-pillars are set far back to improve visibility. A delta-shaped display zone surrounds and integrates the driver, putting him one with the cockpit. The steering wheel is clearly inspired by Formula 1.
The Toyota FT-1 Concept will take center stage at the Toyota pavilion. The Philippine International Motor Show opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14 and runs until Sunday, September 18 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.