This is NOT the joint Toyota/BMW sports car


At the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota showed a “daringly designed new sports coupe concept,” the Toyota FT-1, which was said to “signal the direction of Toyota’s future sports car designs.”  Toyota also is developing a sports car together with its alliance partner BMW. It was assumed by some that the FT-1 would signal the design direction of its baby with BMW. Apparently, this isn’t so.

Conversation on the sidelines of Toyota’s motorsport announcement of today:

DK: “So the FT-1 is your joint sports car with BMW, right?”

Toyota employee: “Right. Wait, what? No, it is not.”