Sacrilege? No, we don’t think so

It’s only business.

BMW and Toyota will collaborate on a midsize sports car, the automakers revealed today. As part of a larger long-term collaboration, the two automakers will jointly develop a midsize sports vehicle, fuel cell system, research lightweight technology, and even lithium-air batteries that are said to provide a much greater energy density than lithium-ion batteries…

While the lightweight rear-drive Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ triplets were a joint project between Toyota and Subaru, some speculate that the new BMW-Toyota midsize sports car could yield a new Supra. Expect to see a concept giving us an idea of what to expect from the platform by the end of 2013 (source+more here).

Interested in seeing what they come up with, but we neither approve nor disapprove of this union. The result could be good, though we don’t expect it to be very attractive. (That ship has already sailed— for both manufacturers.)

Thanks to Sean K. for the tip!

~ by velofinds on February 4, 2013.

2 Responses to “Sacrilege? No, we don’t think so”

  1. “(That ship has already sailed— for both manufacturers.)”

    The damning truth, if any true words were ever uttered.

    Still, it could be a very nice car that comes form this venture. I’m a big fan of the BRZ, which give me hope for this.

  2. Maybe this odd union can produce offspring with BMW heart and Toyota stamina. Then again, it could be the other way around. Either way, it’s not likely to be pretty – or cheap to date.

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