Toyota has announced its team up with German automaker BMW.
In late 2011 it was announced that Toyota and BMW would be teaming up for production in a new sports car. Something that is becoming common in the industry. Toyota's last team up was with Japanese auto maker Subaru; for a Toyota-Subaru Hybrid Roadster known as the Toyota GT-86/Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ. A combination of each company’s best, shaped and molded into a near 50:50 weight distributed machine powered by Subaru's reliable Boxer Engine, Toyota's Transmission and a sleek design.
We have all come to know and respect the Toyota brand for its reliability and environment-friendly vehicle line-up. But there's no doubt that Toyota has been lagging in their performance department. Especially after setting the bar for import sports cars in the early 90's to the early 2000's with their Mark IV Turbo Supra. An inline 6 cylinder (2.997 L; 182.9 cu in) with 4-speed auto, 5 speed manual and a 6-speed GT. A car that is still selling for near full retail in the industry today.
BMW has always been known for their performance line up, which just about consists of their entire production line. The team-up has set a spark for sports car enthusiasts and has forums talking. Could this be a remake of the late Toyota Supra, Toyota MR2 or a whole new concept/model all together?
Said Motor Trend's Peter Lyon
Either way, the development has begun all we can do is sit on the edge of our chairs until we see some more solid concept designs, mules and wrapped test runs.
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