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Toyota has just announced its FT-1 Concept’s availability for download from today on the Playstation 3’s Gran Turismo 6. The Toyota FT-1 offers race fans and the gaming community a digitally created FT-1 experience that’s comparable to production FT-1.

Gran Turismo continues to be at the forefront of development with the world’s most recognized automotive brands, pushing the racing simulator beyond gaming’s boundaries to affect the broader automotive industry as a whole. GT6, the latest iteration of the best-selling franchise, comes complete with the most realistic physics engine and massive online functionality, while offering a staggering collection of more than 1,200 of the world’s best cars and 37 tracks – with many of those cars coming first to GT6 thanks to unique partnerships like the one with Toyota.

FT-1 Concept hints the future of Toyota’s high-performance sports car

The Toyota FT-1 concept is a spiritual pacecar for Toyota’s future design direction and represents Toyota’s vision of the ultimate high-performance sports car; old timers would remember its close resemblance the great Toyota Supra. Its name is derived from Future Toyota (FT), and the number “1” as in ultimate. The unparalleled physics engine in GT6 will bring the FT-1 to life for a gaming community eager to get behind the wheel of this aggressive, track-focused, visionary sports car concept.

“It’s always been a dream of ours to have our automotive partners use Gran Turismo in exciting new ways,” GT creator and Polyphony Digital President Kazunori Yamauchi echoed. “The design team developed a stunning concept car and we were honored to work with them to render the car digitally for the concept presentation. The FT-1 is a forward-looking, technically advanced and beautiful concept car. We can’t wait to see fans’ reactions as they drive the FT-1.”

Owners of GT6 will be the first to test-drive the FT-1 as a free online update beginning today. Upon downloading the latest update, a unique seasonal event featuring the Toyota FT-1 will be made available in the game. Receive a bronze or better in the FT-1 challenge at Laguna Seca and you will receive the car. Drivers will also be able to purchase the vehicle from the Toyota dealership in the simulator without having to complete the seasonal event.

In addition to the creation of the FT-1 in GT6, Toyota is also represented in the groundbreaking Vision Gran Turismo project. A celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, the project invites leading brands to design their vision of the future of driving. The resulting concepts will be released exclusively on GT6 throughout the year.

Edited: Toyota