Gran Turismo 6 is a car enthusiast’s dream. What GT6, or any Gran Turismo for that matter, offers is a chance to get as close as possible to the cars we love that we can’t drive in the real world. This is especially true for concept cars. Most concept cars never make it to production, and when they do, they usually end up resembling so little of the concept that it turns out to be a disappointment.
Concept cars always look so much better than production cars because the design team has no boundaries or regulations to follow. The FT-1 is no different, as it simply looks fantastic.
The new concept will be available as downloadable content in Gran Turismo 6, the popular auto racing video game. It is part of the “Vision Gran Turismo program,” which is giving automakers a chance to show off upcoming design ideas through stunning in-game concept cars.
Without expressly saying that this a concept version of the upcoming Supra successor, Toyota coyly announced on its UK blog that, “this is the only image available at the moment but any talk of Toyota and new sports cars always leads to speculation on the introduction of a spiritual successor to the Supra.”
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Let’s hope it drives as well as it looks, digitally of course.
It was next to the Mercedes-Benz stand at the NYIAS and it stole most of the show-goers away from the German automaker’s. So when GT6 and Toyota announced that they would be making an FT-1 for the new game new game, with a 30 second teaser video, it obviously got all of us excited. It’s called the FT-1 Vision GT Concept, and it looks spectacular with it’s scoops, louvers and all that exposed carbon fiber.
There are no details on the car currently, but it is a popular belief that the new Supra will be the result of a collaboration between BMW and Toyota.
“We never comment on speculation but it’s clear that there are familiar proportions in the shape of the silhouette,” Toyota finished, all but confirming that this a new Supra concept.
Updated 08/14/2014: Toyota unveiled the official details and images on the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo Concept set to be offered for Gran Turismo 6 users from September. Details after the jump.
And wouldn’t you know it, the North American International Auto Show is a little over a month away from opening its doors. What better way to steal the show than the to bring this concept and the reborn Supra, right?