Every sighting of a MkIV Toyota Supra compels a wistful pause and the rhetorical query, "Ah, Toyota... what happened?" The FT-HS concept has been adorning auto show plinths since 2007, taking rumblings of a Supra successor everywhere it went. Last December, four years of hoping out loud led to Motor Trend reporting a Supra return with a 3.5-liter V6, perhaps to be ready in 2015. For any chance of that happening, the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S needed to do well.
Have we told you how badly we want a reboot of the Toyota Supra? One of the iconic cars of Gen X youth, the Supra died an untimely death in the mid-1990s along with the rest of the Japanese sports car market. This was, of course, long before most of us had managed to graduate from college and get decent enough jobs to be able to afford anything more exciting than a used Honda Civic.
Toyota's FT-HS hybrid "21st Century sports car" didn't make quite the splash on AutoblogGreen the way the Chevy Volt or the Ford Airstream did. But we, of course covered is as did the UK media crew from Newspress. They just put together a little write-up on three upcoming Toyota and Lexus vehicles on display at the NAIAS, the Toyota FT-HS, the Lexus IS-F and an updated Lexus LF-A, along with three high-res pictures. Only the FT-HS has any green cred, but these three images give us a chance to co
All right, ladies and gentlemen, step right up. Tonight on the AutoblogGreen showroom we'd like to introduce you to our latest (maybe greatest) feature: photo galleries. We'll have high-resolution images up soon for the big news car of the day, the Chevy Volt, and until then – and to kind of test out the system – here are some pictures of the Toyota FT-HS. You've read about this hybrid sports car concept vehicle that will be officially unveiled at the NAIAS this week already, but how
Jeremy mentioned Toyota's new hybrid sports car concept vehicle, the FT-HS, the other day, but now Toyota has sent out a press release (read it after the jump) with a few more precious details on this 21st Century sports car. The Toyota FT-HS concept will officially debuts this weekend at the Detroit Auto Show, so for the time being, Toyota is only releasing "preliminary specifications." They are as follows:
At ten past noon on Sunday, January 7th, Toyota will take the wraps off its newest design study in Detroit. The FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept will supposedly foretell the future of the automaker's performance offerings, but until then, we'll have to make due with the 50+ computer generated pics that we have available in our gallery.