Toyota turns fantasy into reality at Detroit Auto Show

Video-game players are first to try out Toyota FT-1

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DETROIT - Video-game players are the first to try out a virtual version of Toyota's new concept sports car that was unveiled at NAIAS in Detroit.

The Japanese automaker says the FT-1 concept car is a symbol of the automaker's design future. The "FT" stands for "Future Toyota" and the number represents "the ultimate."

The engine of the FT-1 is in the front of the vehicle, with a window in the hood to showcase what's underneath. 

The car's development started two years ago. It was devised first in the Sony PlayStation "Gran Turismo" game. Starting Tuesday, the automaker says the FT-1 will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation 3 "Gran Turismo 6."

With a free online update, an event featuring the FT-1 will be made available to players.

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