The Toyota FT-1 concept was one of the stars of the North American International Auto Show, so there was little doubt that car enthusiast Jay Leno would eventually check it out.

The Toyota FT-1 concept was one of the stars of the North American International Auto Show, so there was little doubt that Jay Leno would eventually check it out.

In the latest installment of Jay Leno's Garage, the former host of The Tonight Show talks to chief designer Alex Shen from Toyota's CALTY Design Research. According to Shen, they've been proposing a car like the FT-1 for a few years but they finally got the approval due to Toyota's desire to create more compelling cars that appeal to enthusiasts.

Shen also said "We have to show there's potential in production, so the entire car, there's challenges ahead obviously if we're going to make this car but I think it's possible."

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