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Toyota to Showcase FT-1 Concept Sports Car at Auto Show

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 3:42 PM CDT
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The new Toyota FT-1 Concept is revealed at the press preview of the 2014 North American International Auto Show on January 13, 2014.

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The world's largest automaker will again leave a huge footprint on the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

Toyota will feature 50 vehicles in its 45,000-square-foot Toyota exhibit, including the FT-1 sports car concept, which had a rousing debut at the North American International Auto Show. The FT-1 has created quite the buzz since its unveiling in Detroit last month.

Fans of the FT-1 will actually have an opportunity to drive the vehicle virtually, courtesy of a pair of driving simulators.

You can also get behind the wheel of an actualy Toyota on the indoor driving course. Spanning 30,000 square feet, the course’s dynamic obstacles include a 14-foot-tall hill, a water crossing, a giant see-saw and various frame twisters, side tilts and suspension-focused challenges.

The exhibit will also feature Toyota’s entire lineup of award-winning cars and trucks, among them recently-revised 2014 editions of the Corolla, RAV4, Tundra, 4Runner and Highlander. The Highlander was the focus of a Toyota television advertisement around the Super Bowl, co-starring the Muppets. To commemorate this partnership, there will be a Muppets-wrapped Highlander in the exhibit, along with the chance to play three iPad games, featuring the Muppet characters interacting with the SUV.

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