Test Drive New Concept Car in a Video Game
By Brian Shields
Mon Jan 13th, 2014 6:55am America/Los_Angeles
DETROIT -— Video game players will get a chance to try out a virtual version of Toyota’s new concept sports car that was unveiled in Detroit as a symbol of the automaker’s design future.
The Japanese automaker took the wraps off the FT-1 Monday during press previews at the North American International Auto Show.
The company says the “FT” in the red, rear-wheel-drive FT-1 stands for “Future Toyota” and the number represents “the ultimate.” The prototype’s engine is in the front, with a window in the hood to showcase its power.
The vehicle’s development started two years ago, and the car was devised first in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment. Starting Tuesday, the automaker says FT-1 will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 6.
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