Totoya FT-1 Vision GT 1

The Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo, a virtual souped-up version of the Toyota FT-1 sports car concept which debuted in Detroit earlier this year, has been teased through a short video clip. We already saw a teaser sketch as early as the end of last year, and now it’s almost ready for its PlayStation 3 debut.

No details about the Vision GT model, save that it’s the work of the automaker’s Calty Design Research centre in California – the studio also designed the FT-1 show car. The virtual racer is set to make its download debut next month in Gran Turismo 6, as part of the game’s Vision Gran Turismo series.

The cab-backward FT-1 harks towards a new Supra in the not too distant future, and the game version should buff the design up a degree – the glimpse of the virtual racer looks as if things have been sportened up for the PS3 application. A GT500 version of the next Supra for the Super GT race series, maybe?

The show car featured prominent frontal intakes, an F1-style protruding nose and front wing, striking 21-inch wheels wrapped in 245/35 series rubber, large twin tailpipes and a retractable rear wing. Inside, the study has a F1-inspired steering wheel with gear indicator, a swoopy centre console as well as deep bucket seats.

Toyota FT-1 concept