Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer debuts


Toyota has finally revealed its Vision Gran Turismo concept for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game. The Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo is a hardcore virtual-only racing version of the stunning FT-1 concept from Detroit 2014 (which is also in the game).

Designed by the same team at Toyota’s CALTY Design Research facility in California that was responsible for the original FT-1, the VGT version appears very much at home on the racetrack, with bulging fenders shrouding massive racing tyres, larger air intakes, new front canards and an enormous fixed rear wing. The rear diffuser has also been enlarged with multiple fins, and has been moved further back for cleaner airflow.

Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer debuts

As with the “regular” FT-1, no technical specifications or performance figures have been announced for the new concept, but it’s safe to say that it will offer performance a magnitude above its street-based sibling.

“Toyota has made a number of fantastic sports cars that have featured in Gran Turismo, but this new FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo is a very exciting addition,” said Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi.


The VGT was presented virtually at McCall’s Motorwork Revival at the Monterey Airport in California, alongside a real-life full-scale model of an updated FT-1, called the Toyota FT-1 Graphite. The latter is identical to the original concept apart from its grey paint and brown interior scheme, and will be part of a free download for GT6 together with its VGT sibling next month.

Colour us curious, but it seems that Toyota is expanding a lot of effort on a concept car with no obvious production plans. Could the FT-1 really be a preview of the oft-rumoured replacement for the hallowed Supra? And if so, is this VGT concept foreshadowing a GT500-spec Super GT racing version? We certainly hope so…

Toyota FT-1 Graphite

Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Gajen on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    looks damn good in that greyish silver!

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    • Same L0rrr on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Those Toyota basher keep on bashing Toyota no new technologies…


      I am sorry if you cant afford Toyota new technologies, perhaps you need to work harder or get a new job.

      Why Toyota technologies so expensive? Thanks for the almighty Proton and its awesome PROTECTION.

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      • Those people dreaming of owning a toyota, people like you is narrow minded and no way you can say you are successful in life by owning a toyota… If this car somehow coming to malaysia or any other toyota car, i bet you it will have less specs/ equipment & i will not be suprise if no vsc, fabric seats, not so keyless system, drum brakes!!! & 4 speed gearbox

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        • Same L0rrr on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:51 pm

          You can keep on saying IF IF IF IF IF IF…

          See our Prius C and Prius with its safety features… Now I only wanna say one FACT:

          Due to Proton and its bloody Protection, Prius and Prius C could not be sold cheap like old days.

          Proton should start selling condom, coz PROTECTION is the BEST!

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  • shawal on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    1 of the best looking toyotas ever….
    Interior components seem to be borrowed from big bro LFA…

    is the huge side intact to solely cool down the brakes..? gearbox? or an electric motor in nestled in the rear axle…

    exciting times ahead at toyota….

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  • AVH (Member) on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Tengu; a Japanese mythical creature derived from both the Japanese Shinto ‘kami’ folklore and the yokai folklore. They are violent and known to caused severe storm in mountainous area. Their appearance are commonly associated with a Red face, swoopy eyes and more famously, a large proboscis nose.

    Now with the red paint gone, it looks less like a a tengu but the proboscis nose and swoopy headlight do draw the any sense, the FT-1 has the proportion of a properly beautiful car, large flared wheel arches, long hood and short tail. But the proboscis front and violent flared side harks it reminds is that this is indeed a Japanese car, and with all Japanese car, the looks either disgust or pleases you. I think is a stunning car but will not threats over and say its a gorgeous one, your opinion may differ.

    Toyota has indeed confirm that it’s next sports car will share the platform of the next BMW Z4 with a V6 hybrid-electric drive. Will it revived the supra nameplate we are not sure but Akio is insisting on a supra revival. Long wait to 2017 than. But with the 86, LFA and RC-F and also the Le Mans returned, I’am bloody interested at where Akio is leading Toyota to next.

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  • mango on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    awesome.. cant wait to download the updates!

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  • honest on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:13 pm


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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Aug 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    later buy ps4 for this

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  • Alex259 on Aug 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Toyota only know how to futuristic in image or photo!! It is so FUTURISTIC in scale, but FUxKTURISTIC when in real product!!
    Take AE86 as a damn good example,

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