This week Toyota brought a sequel to the original FT-1 sports car concept, in a new color and with a rich saddle interior – all of which teasing us with visions of their next production sports car.
On display over the weekend in Monterrey, the second iteration of the FT-1 is meant to show us what a more upscale theme might look like in the car who’s architecture is being developed in conjunction with BMW.
The natural saddle-colored leather on the seats offers up a more European classic look with an all-natural grain. Toyota says 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.
Designer Sellene Lee and the team compared leather thicknesses, grain sizes and textures to find the perfect combination to create the look.
Raised metal mesh, metal accents and an embossed pattern on the instrument panel leather brings what Toyota calls a 3-D technical look.
This September, two new versions of the FT-1 will be available for download virtually inside Gran Turismo 6. Like the red FT-1 introduced in January, the graphite FT-1 concept roars onto the Gran Turismo 6 racetrack as a downloadable vehicle for a limited time.
Additionally, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series, Toyota has also designed an ultra high-performance race version of the FT-1 that inside the game is called the FT-1 “Vision GT.” This high-powered version interprets what a full-race FT-1 might achieve on the track.