Fresh from the success of Toyota’s collaboration with Subaru, Toyota is set to replicate this success with German marque, BMW, to joint develop a sports car. Earlier in June 2012, both firms signed an MOU that looks at the possibility of joint development of architecture and components for a future sports vehicle. As the result of this MOU study, both firms have confirmed to joint develop a pair of sports cars in addition to pursuing other disciplines including fuel cell systems and lightweight technologies.
“We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. What is important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands,” BMW Development Chief Herbert Diess told the press. This is a very, very big step for both brands, but now the speculation can officially begin as to what the products of this agreement will look like.
With this news announcement it will be very interesting to speculate what are the fruits of this project will become. Could this mean BMW will launch a new Z4 replacement while Toyota may unleash the much hyped Supra Hybrid coupe? We are looking forward for future announcements or details of this project in the coming months.