The Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car
concept which was designed to fit into the gap in Toyota's
model lineup left vacant since 1997 and the passing of
The Toyota FT-HS Concept could be powered by a 3.5 litre
V6 working in conjunction with an electric motor, to allow
for around 400 horsepower and performance figures in the
4 seconds to 60mph range.
The 2+2 Toyota FT-HS concept has been in the works for
around a year. In that time Toyota's designers at Calty
Design Research based in California have created an aggressive,
angular design not unlike the Lexus
LF-A concept from 2005. Although the appearance of
the FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept was apparently influenced
by the forms taken by a downhill speed skier.
The 'not-entirely-environmentally-friendly' (but it's
a start) engine, is visible through the bonnet of the
Toyota FT-HS Concept, similar to the shaker hoods popular
on American hotrods. While the rear lateral air intakes
above the rear wheels direct cooling air over the battery
packs positioned in the rear to help with weight distribution.
Another feature of the Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports concept
is a retractable roof which can fold down into the space
occupied by the rear seats, making it a two seater in
Inside the driver orientated interior of the Toyota FT-HS
concept are angular control surfaces echoing the styling
of the exterior. The seats of the FT-HS concept consist
of thin red-orange colored pads attached to the surrounding
structure, and the hubless steering wheel features paddle
shifters for rapid gear changes.
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