The Toyota FT-1 Concept is a new halo sports car for the Toyota brand.  It combines high drama, excitement, and technology to make it stand out in the highly competitive landscape of modern sports car design.  It debuted at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and generated a level of excitement that has not been seen in Toyota for a very long time.

 Toyota FT-1 Showcar Interior

Toyota FT-1 Showcar Interior


 Toyota FT-1 Exterior

Toyota FT-1 Exterior


I was a project senior designer on the FT-1 interior team.  I helped develop the story, theme, concept, and design from initial sketch through model execution.  The model was created in CAD and executed at a fabrication shop located in Irvine, CA.

 Toyota FT-1 Design Rendering

Toyota FT-1 Design Rendering


Concept, Theme, & Early Sketches

The concept of this project was to create a driver focused cockpit that fused man and machine.  The act of sports driving becomes instinctual and second nature.

The theme of the FT-1 is a creating a cockpit that is centered around a "slingshot" drivers pod.  Everything other than the act of driving is secondary.

 

 

Key initial sketch


Image Galleries

Vehicle Development:  

Renderings, Sketches, & Scale Model

  Design Rendering & Sketches Gallery

Design Rendering & Sketches Gallery

  Press Photos Gallery

Press Photos Gallery

Vehicle Images:  

Press Photos & other final pictures