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Toyota launches FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo for Playstation®

Following the excitement of the FT-1 release in the Gran Turismo 6 game, the CALTY design team from Toyota's North American Design branch has taken their dream one step further in creating the ultimate race car, the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo in PlayStation®.

The designers' original intention in designing the FT-1 was to appeal to the die-hard car guys. In the same way, the FT-1 Vision GranTurismo is designed for the die-hard Gran Turismo fans. The designers focused on keeping the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo authentic for the racetracks of the game to increase their drive enjoyment.

Because the bones and architecture of the FT-1 already lend itself to cooling and down force through "function-sculpting," the vision version only needed to be enhanced as a pure racing car. The designers closely studied racetracks and race cars and applied their research into the styling. The deep sense of rawness is evident in the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo due to its purely function-driven design aesthetic. The fenders are wider for wider tires for an extreme grip on the track. The enlarged air intakes are for increased cooling and the rear wing is larger for more down force. Canards were added to the front for more down force. The rear diffuser is bigger, holds multiple vertical fins, and is pushed back for cleaner airflow.

The FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo looks and feels the way it performs so the driver can speed through the race tracks with the sensation and thrill of a real race.

FT-1 Vision GT will be available for Gran Turismo 6 users as of September 2014.