BMW-Toyota Sports Car New Information Revealed

New information on the plans for a jointly-developed sports car BMW and Toyota announced last Friday surfaced thanks to a BMW spokeswoman.

Specific plans are still under wraps, but she said the project won’t yield a single, identical production car like the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. Instead, it seems the individual automakers will both have a different product, though probably on a shared platform.

During a press conference last Friday, Toyota president Akio Toyoda and BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer confirmed that both brand’s plans to cooperate on a fuel cell system, powertrain electrification, joint research in lightweight technology and of course a sports car.

There hasn’t been any news about what that car will be exactly, but both brands have plenty to pull from in terms of past history. For Toyota, that could mean a new Supra, or even the rumored LFA II supercar, and on BMW’s end it could be anything from an M1 successor to something we haven’t seen yet.

[Source: Automotive News]