If true, the collaboration would be the latest BMW is involved in with it currently working alongside Lexus’s parent company Toyota, to produce two new sports cars. As for the proposed BMW-Lexus supercar, it is claimed that it could be underpinned by an aluminium spaceframe as well as a carbon fibre monocoque.
Powertrain wise, it is claimed that two different options are being developed. The BMW side of the project involves a bespoke twin-turbo straight six from its M division joined with plug-in hybrid technology from Toyota. Meanwhile, the Lexus could use a variant of the 3.7-litre V8 from the Toyota TS040 Le Mans racer. It is claimed that both of these powertrains could deliver 1000 hp but will be restricted to around 800 hp.
Further details about the jointly-developed supercar aren’t known but it is claimed that they could both be priced at around 160,000 pounds.