Report: BMW and Toyota to work on a supercar during partnership

It’s been fairly known that Toyota and BMW joined forces to work on various projects, ranging from hybrid technologies, to full-blown sports cars. Previous reports hinted that the two would work on a future Supra-like midsize coupe successor. Now, a new report from in Australia says BMW and Toyota will be collaborating on a new super hybrid.

BMW was rumored to be in the works with another supercar to celebrate the brand’s centennial in 2016. The word is that the car will be similar to a “$300,000-plus Lexus LFA-style package, but with a hybrid powertrain.

That means a front-engine and rear-wheel drive setup and technology most likely lifted from the BMW i8 and Toyota’s hybrid parts bin. It will be made of lightweight materials with a chance that BMW could be mating its potent V8s to Toyota’s hybrid technology.

Though this is all speculative and nothing is set in stone. So only time will tell.


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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