Earlier this year, Polyphony Digital introduced the exciting new Toyota FT-1 Concept in "Gran Turismo 6." From very early on, many industry observers already speculated that the new FT-1 concept could potentially evolve into the Toyota Supra. As far as Japanese sports car heritage is concerned, the Supra moniker is as legendary as it gets. But now, another incredible new Japanese sports car concept has been introduced and it's here to steal attention. Gran Turismo calls the new car the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, but we know it as possibly the next-generation "Godzilla."

Both these machines are concept cars, but its design and its' accompanying press releases already reveal so much about what it is we're dealing with. Design-wise, the Toyota FT-1 features a front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout that shouts classic grand touring proportions. Underneath the sheetmetal, Jalopnik claims that the Toyota FT-1 should have about 485 horsepower if it were real. No doubt, this is a very promising starting point for what's supposed to be the next-gen Supra. 

"While technical specifications do not accompany the concept, one can assume that the FT-1 represents an ideally balanced front-engine, rear wheel-drive layout that is powered by a high-technology, high performance internal combustion engine," Toyota announced in a press release. We're actually surprised that Toyota has not chosen to go for its known hybrid route. "Beneath a transparent glass hood, an ambiguous engine cover hides a powerplant left to the imagination of the onlooker."

On the other hand, the Nissan 2020 Vision GT concept is a technological tour-de-force that is meant to challenge our definition of what a Nissan GT-R is supposed to be. The Nissan 2020 Vision GT features an exotic front-engine all-wheel-drive, high-performance hybrid system that features a twin-turbo V6 engine and two electric motors that deliver instantaneous power to both front and rear wheels. Other advanced features include active-aerodynamics, which includes an adaptive spoiler that generates up to 400 kg of downforce when the car travels at 186 mph.

If you have not already noticed, the Toyota FT-1 Concept and the Nissan 2020 Vision GT Concept are two completely different machines. As far as Gran Turismo 6 is concerned, the two vehicles post a wide gap in performance. Official specs are hidden for both cars, but Gran Turismo pegs the Toyota FT-1 at 544 PP. The Nissan 2020 Vision GT Concept completely dominates the Toyota FT-1 with a package worth 615 PP.

Obviously, these numbers are meaningless gibberish, especially if you aren't an avid Gran Tuismo 6 player. To put the performance margin in perspective, we brought both the Toyota FT-1 and the Nissan 2020 Vision GT Concept to the digital proving grounds of the Suzuka race track. First, the Nissan 2020 Vision GT Concept set a super hard performance baseline at 2:00.953 in a lap. Next, we tried to push the envelope on the Toyota FT-1 and give it all its got at Suzuka. Finally, we realized that the FT-1 could not do better than 2:12.973.

Watch the video of the stunning new Nissan 2020 Vision GT-R and Toyota FT-1 in the video below!