What happens when you're a car designer and you're given the chance to channel your inner 13-year-old, that long lost part of your soul that dreams of speed and stares longingly at the Countach poster on your wall?

If you're a designer at Toyota's CALTY studio, then what you get is the luscious FT-1 Concept. It's just a design study and not an actual car, but it's one of the more exciting things we've seen in a while from a brand trying to recapture its spirit.

In this episode of Motor Trend's Downshift, they speak to some of the CALTY designers who crafted the FT-1 to see what they were thinking when they made this sports car. It's worth a watch.


Let it be real someday, Toyota. Please?