Have you noticed how most Toyotas are boring by design, while the company’s concept cars are usually groundbreaking and spectacular? Here, have a look at the 2014 Toyota FCV concept and then take a peek at the Camry sedan. See what I mean?
Well, this enormous concept-to-production gap might be narrowed in the near future, as the Japanese manufacturer is one step away from reviving the iconic Supra nameplate with the FT-1 concept as its base (have another look at our recent renderings for a refresh).
Of course, we’re not expecting Toyota to make the production car as mean looking and aggressive as the aforementioned design study, but the final result is bound to have a big impact on the industry. It might as well be the next Lexus LFA, but with a Toyota badge on its nose and with a greater "wow" factor attached to it. And the LFA is hard to beat!
Now I know all of you sports car enthusiasts are just dying to see this new product alive and kicking, but you’ll have to keep your shirts on for a little while longer, as Toyota has yet to reveal its plans with the next Supra.
Meanwhile, the stunning FT-1 concept took a trip across town from the Calty Design Research workshop to Jay Leno’s Garage, where California’s biggest car collector sat down and had a chat with two of the main men behind the project.
Leno is obviously impressed with the FT-1’s design, claiming the new concept car could spawn something truly impressive. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get to drive it, as he does with most of the vehicles that drop by his garage, for obvious reasons, but the video reveals some interesting facts about the car.
Now go ahead and enjoy the video and make sure you stay tuned to TopSpeed for more info on the upcoming Toyota Supra.
Jay Leno usually reviews some of the most extreme sports cars out there, but this time, he opted for something completely different. Jonathan More stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage to show Jay his re-imagined Toyota workhorse and together they shed some light on this bad boy.
The ICON FJ-44 is a replica of the traditional Toyota FJ-44 that ICON created in hopes of doing the original justice. The FJ-44 was designed and constructed from the ground up and features a powdercoated aluminum body powered by a General Motors sourced LS-Series V8 engine that delivers a total of 420 HP. For the lack of features, this car comes in at a whopping $160,000?
Check out Leno’s review and find out what he has to say of this Toyota FJ-44 replica, but keep in mind, Leno is certainly not an off-road type of guy.