The FT-HS will seat four, although if previous Japanese 2+2’s are anything to go by, the back seat passengers will be slightly cramped even if they’re contortionist midgets. The coupe has a 50:50 weight distribution and the exterior design of the car is nothing short of stunning. All the hard edges are apparently “aerodynamically functional” – a good justification for the billions Toyota spends on its F1 program.
The concept rides on carbonfibre wheels to keep weight at the corners low for improved handling. Perhaps the FT-HS’s coolest feature is its ability to transform from a 2+2 coupe into a 2-seater convertible with its folding hard-top roof that slides into the back seats. Toyota claims that such a car could hit the market for between $30-40K, but we’re highly skeptical of that figure.
The FT-HS has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and is similar in size to the Lexus SC430 convertible.
Everything about the FT-HS screams ‘Supra’. It’s been almost a decade since Toyota killed off the Supra but so far a new Supra is not planned according to Toyota. But do we at Motor Authority think it’s a coincidence that this concept was created the same time as the GTR and new Evo X coming out? Nope. Hopefully Toyota has made enough profit selling high-volume mass-market cars and is now branching out into the sports car arena.