In the works for a number of years, the jointly developed Toyota and BMW sports cars have a lot of hype to live up to when they’re revealed. While the two marque’s are remaining tight lipped about the vehicles, a selection of new details have just emerged about the duo.
For starters, both the Toyota and BMW sports cars will utilise the same aluminium spaceframe chassis designed to be both exceptionally lightweight yet very strong. Helping to minimise weight even further, carbon fibre reinforced plastic body panels will add an extra exotic element to the two cars.
As both cars use the same architecture, they are tipped to be similarly sized and should be just under 4.5 metres on length and less than 1.84 m wide making them about the same size as a Porsche 911. That means they will be smaller than the Toyota FT-1 concept but also slightly larger than the existing BMW Z4 roadster.
From an engine standpoint, the BMW side of the project set to spawn the Z4’s replacement, will be available with both a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and a 3.0-litre turbo six-cylinder. Additionally, these two will be joined by a plug-in hybrid variant later. As for the Toyota, it will be available with the same 3.0-litre six and plug-in hybrid but won’t be offered with a four-cylinder.
In terms of power, the BMW four-cylinder should pump out about 241 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.0-litre turbo-six will deliver in the region of 335 hp and 450 Nm. As for the hybrid, it is speculated to produce as much as 470 hp.