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Toyota FT-1 concept car could preview next Supra

Toyota unveiled its FT-1 concept car at the 2014 Detroit auto show, marking a sea change in its styling.

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For the 2014 SEMA show, Toyota released a gray version of its FT-1 sports car concept.

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The car originally debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show painted red.

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The "FT" stands for Future Toyota.

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When it debuted in Detroit, Toyota called the FT-1 the "spiritual pace car" to future designs.

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The SEMA car also received a Saddle leather interior.

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The Saddle leather bucket seats in the Toyota FT-1 sports car concept.

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When the concept originally debut, no drivetrain details were giving.

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The concept's design does seems to draw styling inspiration from the Celica and Supra. 

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The concept rides on 21-inch wheels. 

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Large air intakes grace the front and sides of the FT-1, the former to feed the engine and the latter to cool the brakes. Likewise, a rear diffuser and automatic spoiler lend to aerodynamic force to handling.   

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Toyota reveals the FT-1 sports car concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, January 13, 2014. FT-1 stands for "Future Toyota," and the number "1" represents the ultimate. Photo: Joe Polimeni

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