Toyota & BMW join hands to develop new sportscar

Popular German luxury car maker BMW and famous Japanese auto maker Toyota have joined hands to work on a new sports car that will see the duo developing and employing fuel cell technology and using lightweight construction. It is being said that thus tie up can result into the revival of Toyota’s Supra or Celica brand of sportscars. The new Supra might make use of the platform that BMW uses for the latest gen 6 series supercar. Speaking of the Celica, the car, in all probability, will make use of the 3-series platform.

BMW too might come up with a new mid-engine supercar. The sportscar developed by the duo will put to use Toyota’s hybrid technology and BMW’s cutting-edge lightweight construction technology. It may be noted that BMW made good use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the new i3 and i8.

 “Toyota is strong in environment-friendly hybrids and fuel cells,” said Toyoda. “I believe BMW’s strength is developing sports cars. They know how to make a car perform. I get so excited thinking about the cars that will result from this relationship.”


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