Previously known as the Tokyo Motor Show, the newly-rebranded Japan Mobility Show will continue to serve as the stage that the island nation’s biggest automakers will use to debut their latest respective automotive wares — whether that be concept cars or production vehicles. And though the show doesn’t start for another week or two, Toyota is giving the motoring public an early glimpse at two of the models that it will be brining to the 2023 JMS in the form of the FT-3e and FT-Se concept cars.
Helping the Japanese automaker work towards what it describes as “a future of one-of-a-kind cherished vehicles aligned with personal values,” this pair of one-off concept cars was designed with a primary focus on electrification and intelligence. The first of the two concepts is the FT-3e. This sleek SUV-style concept is a battery electric vehicle engineered for daily driving while achieving total carbon neutrality. Moving on to the more noteworthy of the two concepts, we have Toyota’s FT-Se. Looking a lot like a thoroughly futuristic, fully-electric take on a GR Supra or even MR2, the FT-Se is an all-electric high-performance sports car. To bring this ambitious concept to life, Toyota called on its in-house Gazoo Racing department, which applied its competition-derived expertise to this one-off.
On the outside, the teaser images of the FT-Se show a sleek bodywork design complete with an advanced aero kit sporting a series of pronounced fins and intake scoops. Blade-style mirrors, a fully digital driver display, a racing-style yoke-type steering wheel, and flush door handles can also been seen. Moving inside, the FT-Se comes loaded with an LMdH-style cabin that looks more like a jet’s cockpit than the interior of your average sports car. Toyota has yet to reveal any information pertaining to the concept’s performance capabilities, though based on the mention of knee-pads in the cabin that protect the driver from the G-forces while accelerating and cornering, we feel very confident in saying the FT-Se will almost certainly be a certified performer, fully deserving of wearing its Gazoo Racing badging.
Alongside the FT3e, the Toyota FTSe concept car is expected to have its grand unveiling at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show starting October 26th and running through November 5th.