Doesn't look much, does it? This is a 2015 Toyota Camry, best selling car in America for the past 12 years. Toyota boasts of "a bold new exterior design, improved dynamic performance [and] a premium and upscale interior" for its latest mid-size sedan. Only this isn't really a mid-size sedan. It's not really a Camry if truth be told.
This is the Sleeper Camry, a very special project commissioned by Toyota only for the SEMA show. Beneath the entirely innocuous body sits a full tube-frame chassis, drag tyres and a full race interior. Oh, and eight hundred and fifty damn horsepower. 850!
This ultimate Q-car has been built by a man called Chuck (no, really) and his friends at Toyota's Motorsports Technical Centre. Mr C. Wade is Director at the other MTC and said of the car: "This Camry is the ultimate sleeper - it definitely has the element of surprise on its side and more than enough muscle to drop the hammer on any unsuspecting car that pulls up." We like Chuck.
It’s been more than half a year since Toyota took the wraps off its stunning FT-1 Concept, and it’s still car that has the enthusiast network buzzing. After taking the concept to events like Cars & Coffee, Toyota decided to unveil a second version of the FT-1 Concept this week in Monterey.
It’s not significantly changed from the red concept we saw earlier this year, but it does help shine a different light on the futuristic supercar. The biggest change is the body color, with the red replaced by an elegant graphite color that really helps to accentuate the FT-1′s aggressive lines.
Other changes come in the cockpit, which is now finished with saddle tan leather upholstery combined with metal accents. I have to say that the traditional coloring works very well with the FT-1′s extremely modern cockpit layout.
Unfortunately Toyota has not yet given confirmation that the FT-1 Concept will become a reality, but the fact they’ve given it so much attention is certainly a good sign.
Whatever Toyota’s final plan is, the goal here was obviously to get us even more excited about seeing this car become a reality. To that I say, mission accomplished.