A sports car like no other
The Toyota FT-HS concept car will change the way you think about hybrids. The FT-HS stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sports. Looking at the vehicle, there's no doubt this concept car was made for performance. You would never think that beneath the striking body, there is a hybrid engine at work.
Have your performance, and fuel efficiency too
The FT-HS features a powerful V6 3.5L engine that combines with Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology to deliver a combined target power output of approximately 300kW and a projected zero-to-100 km/h acceleration in four seconds. The powerful electric motor that works with the petrol engine delivers fuel-saving benefits and ultra-low emissions expected in Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology. The electric motor comes in to play when driving at a slower speed or when stopped. The petrol engine kicks in when you need more power.
Striking looks for serious presence
You can't help but notice the distinct angles on the FT-HS. The sculpted appearance not only makes the concept car look sharp, it also helps with aerodynamics by having a reduced mass around key areas of the vehicle. Inside the car, an instrument panel surrounds the driver's cockpit, creating a pod-like area. The roof retracts converting the FT-HS from a four-seater to a two-seater for fine weather cruising.
Practicality in a modern world
With rising fuel prices, hybrid cars are making more and more sense. The FT-HS is proof that you can have the practical aspects of a hybrid car and still have sports car performance. Maintenance is no more complicated than with any other car - the hybrid battery is charged by energy normally lost as heat during braking and fewer trips to the petrol station make driving even more convenient.