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Toyota FT-1 hints at Supra, more aggressive hybrids

Filed under: Hybrid, Toyota, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Detroit Auto Show Toyota showed off the new FT-1 performance concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show today, and the obvious story angle is that this is the new Supra. That’s enough weight for most concept cars to carry, but then we thought about it a bit more – FT-1 […] […]

Personal testimonies show real-world effect of plugging in with Chevy Volt

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Chevrolet, GM At this point, there are tens of thousands of individual stories about what it’s like to live with a Chevrolet Volt. But it also remains informative to take a look at one of these in depth. For example, one Atlanta-area Volt owner says he’s cut his cents-per-mile ownership costs by almost […] […]

From Virtual to Reality? Toyota FT-1 Concept Sets the Pace for Future Design

DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) – Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept.  First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a […] […]

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) – Toyota FT-1 Concept Reveal

Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter and Studio Chief Designer Alex Shen reveal the Toyota FT-1 Concept vehicle at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2014. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

Toyota’s Calty Design Research Celebrates Its 40th Year and a Rich Sports Car Design Heritage

DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) – The first design center established in North America by a Japanese automaker, Toyota’s Calty Design Research began as a bold experiment on October 2, 1973 in El Segundo, California.  Ideally situated in California to best absorb the influence of the state’s burgeoning car culture, the first […] […]

Fabulous Toyota FT-1 Concept Is Ready to Drive January 14

DETROIT, Michigan (Jan. 13, 2014) –  It seems the virtual world continues to delight us with experiences not yet available in the real world.  Beginning January 14, the stunning Toyota FT-1 concept will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation®3’s Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) real driving simulator.  Race fans and the gaming […] […]