CALTY AND THE TOYOTA FT-1
Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video gameTue, 16, Sep 2014
Toyota has joined the “Gran Turismo” parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT-1 concept. “The design brief of this car was very simple: Take the FT-1 concept car and turn it into the most kickass, badass, super racecar you can imagine,” said Kevin Hunter, president of Toyota's Calty Design Research, during the car's video unveiling.
How Toyota raced the clock to create the FT-1 sports carMon, 20, Jan 2014
Toyota's Calty design studio took a 'no boring' cars' mantra to create the FT-1 supercar. In an 18-month race against the clock before the 2014 Detroit auto show, Calty built a spiritual pace car that may find its way to the street.
A brief history of the Toyota SupraTue, 21, Jan 2014
The Toyota FT-1 concept has triggered discussions as to whether it is a design study for a next-generation Supra sports car.
How Calty emerged as the West Coast design pioneerTue, 21, Jan 2014
Aside from being an indicator of Toyota's current design aesthetic, the FT-1 concept shows how far Calty Design Research has come in its 40 years of existence. Before Toyota started designing vehicles in California, there was no such thing as “West Coast car design.”
Toyota concept hints at new SupraMon, 13, Jan 2014
It's not the next Toyota Supra. Or is it? While paying tribute to the history of Toyota sports cars, the Toyota FT-1 concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show wasn't specifically designed to be the next Supra.
FT-1: Moving forward into the pastMon, 20, Jan 2014
The Toyota FT-1 concept unveiled at the Detroit auto show wasn't specifically designed to be the next Supra.