The Japanese carmaker is preparing something really amazing this year and if the latest rumors are true, we are about to see the newest 2018 Toyota FT-1. The FT-1 model is a sports car which will impress us all with its absolutely beautiful exterior styling and excellent performance. The Toyota FT-1 Concept was firstly introduced at the Detroit Auto Show and this model will represent the next generation of the popular Toyota Supra model. The FT-1 stands for the “Future Toyota” while the 1 will mean the ultimate model which this brand will offer.
The carmaker still hasn’t said precise information about the engine which will power the upcoming 2018 Toyota FT-1. However, the Supra model has been powered with an inline-6 unit with the output of 600 horses; so, we might see the same or at least similar unit under the hood of the FT-1. Visually, the FT-1 will look very attractive and modern with many curves, lines, and a swooping roofline. Inside the cabin, we assume that it should feature latest safety equipment.
2018 Toyota FT-1 engine and performance
There are many speculations about the engine which will power the future 2018 Toyota FT-1 but unfortunately, nothing is yet confirmed. Some sources say claim that the new FT-1 will use the same unit which powers the Supra model. It is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine which will be able to produce 400 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, it could also get an inline-6 unit which could be able to develop up to 600 horses which is amazing. The rear-wheel drive system will most likely be standard as in the Toyota Supra. As for the transmission, there isn’t any precise information except that it will most likely use an automatic gearbox.
Design of exterior and interior
The upcoming 2018 Toyota FT-1 will represent the next generation of the Supra model. So, its design will be inspired by the Supra and Celica models. The new FT-1 will look very modern, muscular and attractive. The front end will feature elongated and slim headlamps with triple LED lighting and large air intakes. There will also be small LED fog lights. On the read end, we will notice large spoiler and twin exhaust pipes.
When it comes to the interior design of the new 2018 Toyota FT-1, there isn’t much information as well. What we have found so far, is that the FT-1 will be a two-seater which will feature cozy sports seats and a sporty steering wheel with many functions on it. The major focus will be put on the driver. As for the equipment, the Toyota FT-1 should be equipped with latest tech features. The safety will also be on the highest level as expected for a sports car.
Release date and price of the 2018 Toyota FT-1
Speaking of the release date of the 2018 Toyota FT-1, the carmaker still hasn’t revealed any precise information. However, we assume that it won’t be until the late 2018 or even early 2019. As for the price, we will have to wait for the Toyota’s official announcement.