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Toyota FT-1 Graphite Concept


Toyota has unveiled a new interpretation of its sensational FT-1 sports car concept, this time with a more refined interior and a new Grey Graphite exterior that makes its debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The original FT-1 concept ignited sports car enthusiasts and the automotive world with its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. That first vehicle stunned in a bold red, while this second FT-1 impresses with sophisticated graphite. Both share the deeply sculpted intakes and outlets that support its track-ready nature and the dramatic lines seemingly shaped by the wind.

Sellene Lee drew inspiration for the FT-1 interior from the modern, high-tech performance materials used for today’s superhero costumes. To achieve the FT-1’s advanced-looking, intricately detailed interior, Sellene Lee and the team compared leather thicknesses, grain sizes and textures to find the perfect combination. Raised metal mesh provides ventilation for the seats while lending a more textural, bold effect that beautifully matches with the metal accents. A dimensional embossed pattern on the instrument panel leather brings in a 3-D, technical look.

In September, 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.

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