Toyota FT-Se concept: Electric Supra or MR2 teased ahead of reveal

Toyota has given a glimpse at what's coming to the Japan Mobility Show

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Toyota has given us a peak of its all-electric FT-Se sports car concept ahead of its reveal at the Japan Mobility Show on 26 October.

The bright yellow two-door remains shrouded in mystery with all manner of conjecture as to what iconic coupe it will spiritually replace for the electric age. The Supra, MR2 and even Celica have all been floated.

What we do know, is that it will be purely electric. Toyota describes it as just one of its proposed models of "sports car in the carbon-neutral era", suggesting that the Gazoo Racing arm will double down on driver enjoyment in the electric age.

Part of what makes this car possible is extensive parts sharing with the FT-3e concept (also present at the show), says the Japanese carmaker. This will be made possible by the eventual production versions of these concepts moving onto a new modular architecture that differs from the BZ4x's underpinnings.

So far, we can only see a few details of the FT-Se, which looks to be a development of concepts shown previously. It's low and wide, with a narrow cabin perched in the centre of its bodywork like a Le Mans prototype racer.

The proportions aren't typically front-engine rear-drive or mid-engined, with the cabin almost exactly in the middle of the vehicle – that's because it's a BEV.

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Inside said cabin, Toyota has allowed us a peak of the 'intuitive controls' within. A yoke steering wheel, for a start, sits below a digital driver's display that's flanked by two screens.

In the centre is a large portrait-oriented screen for major HMI interactions like a McLaren Artura. On the left, there's another smaller smartphone-sized display with some extra info.

Toyota will reveal more details about the FT-Se concept, and the model it's likely to spawn, at the upcoming Japan Mobiliy Show on October 26.

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The FT-3e SUV concept that will be shown alongside the FT-Se


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