For a while now, there has been talk of a BMW-Toyota sports car collaboration. We’ve heard plenty of rumors, including that the Toyota version of this car will be a brand-new version of the much-loved and missed Supra, but now we’re hearing more solid information about what we can expect from this partnership—and when we can expect it.
Officially, there has been no word on the progress of the collaboration, but thanks to a friendly insider, there are a few things that we do know. For example, we know that we can expect both vehicles to debut in late 2016 or early 2017 and be available for purchase shortly after that. We also know that, although the BMW and Toyota versions will be marketed separately, they will share the same rear-wheel drive hybrid platform. That’s where the similarities will end, though; the two sports cars will not share any body panels, meaning they will each have their own distinctive styling.
The Toyota version (which could very well be a long-overdue replacement for the Supra) will likely be a coupe, while the BMW version (which is rumored to be the Z4’s replacement) is more likely to be a convertible with a retractable hard-top.
At Wondries Toyota, we’re excited to learn more about the BMW-Toyota sports car collaboration, and will keep you posted on the project’s progress as we hear more!