Toyota and BMW have signed a collaboration agreement to find ways to improve battery life, in addition to developing sports cars with parts and technology together. Last week the publication Nikkei Asian Review said the two sports will be a reality in early 2017.
The common platform will be used by Toyota and everything points to develop a re-interpretation of Supra, while BMW is likely to give the green light to the new generation Z4.
The publication states that every car own your own body, interior and aesthetic language itself. Although it is too early to tell and engine configurations, there is talk that the new Supra could incorporate a mechanical hybrid.
On the one hand there is the option of driving 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor that we have seen in the Lexus IS 300h, but with a power of 400 horsepower.
While, on the other hand, one could entertain the idea of a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two electric motors that offer an identical power of 400 horses.
Similarly it is said that Toyota could exploit the production capacity of BMW carbon fiber in its sporting future. In addition, both automakers plan to share the maximum number of common components in this project to reduce costs.
On the design of future Supra (http://www.sbtjapan.com/kp-toyota-supra-car-review) all indications are that it could be based on the FT-1 Concept that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.