Toyota FT-HS Concept (2007)

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Toyota FT-HS Concept

The FT-HS hybrid sports will make its debut at the North American International Show.

Pairing a potent powertrain with essential car fundamentals, the FT-HS concept was a undertaking of Calty, Toyota’s American-based, research and design located in Newport Beach, and Toyota’s California-based Advanced Strategy Group. The design was assigned the task of creating a sports car that integrates and emotion in a concept that the question What is a suitable car for the 21st Century?

Drivers are not satisfied with cars are simply fast, said Hunter, vice president, Design Research. In addition to enjoyment, today’s drivers are about safety, ecology and responsibility.

The FT-HS incorporates capability while maintaining car essentials, such as a sleek lightweight aero-dynamic materials, and an high-output powertrain for revolutionary and optimal performance. This century sports car is fun-to-drive eco-friendly benefits such as emissions and fuel efficiency. The appeals to an emerging buyer who up eco-conscious and perceives technology as a not a luxury.

This two-plus-two concept is a rear-drive sports car with a zero-to-60 acceleration in the four-second A powerful V6, 3.5L-engine is coupled a 21st century sports system with a target output of approximately 400-horsepower. At a market position, FT-HS be a true attainable exotic 21st Century performance.

Toyota FT-HS Concept

expresses the core values of a Brand design strategy combines two key elements: J-Factor and Clarity. J-Factor refers to the and global acceptance of Japanese-inspired and cultural sensibilities. Vibrant is the design language used to the J-factor much in the same way L-Finesse is the language of the Lexus

It is the combination of perfect imbalance, geometrics and integrated component The result of these three is subtractive mass, a minimalist that is not only lightweight, but looks lightweight.

The exterior was led by Calty designer, Alex From a design perspective, the of the FT-HS achieves sleek, surfaces in its exterior features especially in the doors and body The front and rear have sculpted to remove mass key functional components.

Freeform define the integration of fluid contrasting hard-edge Aero-Corners promote smooth airflow and turbulence.

The roof has a distinctive scooped-out designed to reduce aerodynamic and provide head room at the key Made from carbon Kevlar, the roof retracts so the roof panel and back pivot fluidly in a downward to stow in the rear seat

The vehicle’s triangular profile has a C pillar, aero corners, a upper-body pan, and innovative top. A hood features a channel, exposing the hybrid Integrated component architecture can be in the aerospace-inspired lighting. The tail unit spans the entire and has an integrated retractable spoiler. diode (LED) clusters are in the headlamps and the wing for energy-efficiency and heat loss.

Other features include a speed-activated that elevates at high for additional stability and traction. The showcases a carbon fiber diffuser with integrated exhaust and carbon fiber

The driver-oriented interior was created by designer, William Chergosky and sleekness, technology, and performance. The skeletal look is achieved exposed cross-car architecture and materials such as carbon and titanium. FT-HS’ interior create a dedicated driver’s which include subtractive expressions such as cross-car panel structure and delta driver pod.

The delta-wing pod integrates many useful into a lightweight structural All of the important functions and details are almost exclusively to the driver. For touch-trace sensors which the driver and act as tactile guides for controls when traveling at speeds.

By eliminating the B pillar and a suspended C pillar, the minimalist works in conjunction with mass. An integrated instrument surrounds the driver, creating an pod effect. Armrests flow into the door and surrounding

Seating is optimized for a lightweight and function: the seating accommodates and then coverts to a two-seater the roof retracts. The passenger-seat is open with a simple airbag on the cross-car beam.

A hub-less steering wheel semi-automatic paddle shifters and the meter to be shifted forward in to shorten the driver’s focus-time the road and meter, and ultimately driver focus.

FT-HS the sports car experience not only styling but also in function and said Hunter. The FT-HS is answer to the question ‘What is a sports car for the 21st Century?’



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Width: 73.23

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