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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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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET's Roadshow. Prior to the automotive beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine.
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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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