Toyota has officially revealed its FT-Se concept at the ongoing Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo. The concept previews “one of the options for sports cars” that Toyota is exploring for the carbon-neutral era.
The concept appears cutting-edge and assertive in terms of styling. Large air intakes and a blacked-out grille draw attention to the front end, which is further enhanced by LED daytime running lights that extend vertically to the fascia’s base.
Sharp angles on the front quarter panels balance the pointy nose. The FT-Se concept is made more athletic by a set of elaborate wheels that are positioned over a pair of red brake calipers, as well as by the dramatic rocker panels, flush door handles, and tiny wing mirrors. The rear features a ducktail spoiler, a dramatic diffuser, and molded rear quarter panels that transition neatly into small fins occupied by the thin LED taillights, helping to reduce aerodynamic drag. Toyota has also shown a version of the FT-Se on a race circuit with a fixed rear wing attached to the rear window.
The FT-Se’s interior gets a yoke steering wheel, and to either side of it are two portrait screens that show key vehicle and infotainment features. The car also features gorgeous blue Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats with carbon fiber backs and a digital instrument cluster. The center console, lower portion of the dashboard, and door panels are similarly covered with a complex blue weave that appears to be made of plastic.
Toyota has not disclosed any details regarding its powertrain other than only confirming that the concept is a battery-electric car. The Japanese automaker states that it supports software updates to “grow with the driver” and integrates the knowledge that Toyota Gazoo Racing has acquired in recent years from the motorsport world.
According to Toyota, the FT-Se will “evolve into one-of-a-kind cherished vehicles by offering the joy of personal ride customization, as well as convenient functions for stress-free browsing of local area information while onboard.”
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