We first saw the Toyota FT-1 Concept back in January, and now Toyota has revealed a new version of their concept sports car, which comes with new exterior and interior colors as well as a number of styling changes.
The new Toyota FT-1 Concept will not be available to buy, although you will be able to drive the car in Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 in September, there will be two new versions of the car available in the game.
The color of the upscale leather changes between the first and second FT-1 vehicles, and the visual difference is striking. The first car was dominated by bold, masculine black that keeps the driver focused on the road, while red painted edges and raw metals provide intriguing accents. In the second, the natural leather on the seat is supple with an all-natural grain, giving it an authentic appeal. The painted edges that are red in the first concept are now subtly blended brown in the second. The intention is to bring in a more sophisticated feel and authenticity through color choice, showcasing the versatility of the FT-1 sports car concept. Enthusiasts who desire a more pure high-performance experience might choose the black-red pairing, while others may desire the premium, athletic feel of the saddle leather.
“From the start of the FT-1 project, we wanted the driver to have a feeling of flow while at the wheel – to be able to focus on the road and nothing else,” said Sellene Lee, the Calty creative designer who proposed both color concepts. “In the color studio we help create the atmosphere of the vehicle, and our aim was to ensure everything supported the driver through efficient choices. The saddle leather maintains that same ‘in the zone’ driving intention, while bringing in a more premium feeling.”
You can find out more details about the new Toyota FT-1 Concept over at Toyota at the link below, the cars will be available to download for Gran Turismo 6 in September for a limited time.
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