Virtual concept car will be made available to download in-game from next month, while Toyota also reveals a new real-world version
Darren Moss
14 August 2014

Toyota has released new pictures of its virtual-only FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo racing car, which will be made available to download and drive in the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

The latest model to be revealed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project - part of celebrations for the franchise's 15th anniversary - the racing FT-1 is an evolution of the concept car revealed at the Detroit motor show earlier this year.

Inspired by classic Toyota designs including the Supra, the Future Toyota 1 concept is powered by a conventional combustion engine with no hybrid elements. Officials wouldn't be drawn on specifics when the car was unveiled, only saying it was "high output".

Modifications over the standard FT-1 for this racing version include wider wheel arches with larger tyres, larger air intakes for better cooling, a new fixed rear wing and more aerodynamic bodywork for greater downforce. A new rear diffuser can also be seen.

Other recent entries in the Vision Gran Turismo project include Nissan's Concept 2020 and the Aston Martin DP100, both of which made their debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.

Joining the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo is a new real-world version of the FT-1, which swaps the original car's red paintwork for new graphite colouring. Toyota says the model's look has been inspired by superhero costumes.

Inside, Toyota has re-skinned the FT-1's cabin with new materials. Designer Selene Lee said: "We wanted the driver to have a feeling of flow while at the wheel - to be able to focus on the road and nothing else."

The two new versions of the FT-1 will be available to download in the Gran Turismo 6 game from September.

Watch Gran Turismo's official reveal video below, and read our virtual driving impressions of the FT-1 here.

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14 August 2014
What a stunning car. Just put it in to production and ask do you want to spend your £650k on this or would you rather spend it on David Brown's Aston Martin Mini one Jaguar XK kit car?

18 August 2014
the ft-1 shown at detroit in january has been in the game for a while now and is massive fun to drive so i look forward to the upgraded racing version. in fact all of the seven vision gt cars so far have been excellent, in both their futuristic designs and driving characteristics. there are plenty more to come and i'm particularly keenly anticipating the successor to gran turismo 4's nike one. i expect ital design and zagato will produce interesting additions too.

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